Emma Watson Hides Books In London Tube

Like her character in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Emma Watson loves books.

As part of her work at UN Women, she started a book club called ‘Our Shared Shelf,’ dedicated to reading feminist texts, such as Gloria Steinem’s “My Life on the Road,” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple,” and Maya Angelou’s “Mom & Me & Mom.”


“As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on,” she wrote on the book review website at the time. “There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode … I decided to start a feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.”

Watson left about 100 books with some including a hand-written note asking commuters to “take special care” of the book and “when you are finished please leave it on the tube again for someone else to find”.

"I've been hiding copies of Mom & Me & Mom for Books on the Underground on the tube today! See if you can find one tomorrow!" she wrote in a Facebook photo.

-Devashree Goenka