“We are dividing people in groups instead of one-on-one interactions. We regret the inconvenience and the entry is on first come, first served basis.”
The groups at the registration desk were given ‘human books’ to interact with, with eleven human books to choose from. The ‘human books’ ranged from topics like Cancer Survivor, about a cancer survivor; Break Free, about domestic violence and an abusive marriage; and The Rover, about a female solo traveller; among others.
Before the ‘readers’ could actually meet the ‘human books’, they had to wait in the waiting area where the volunteers managed to keep them entertained with fun games.
When asked about the reason to come a reader replied, “I knew a little about the concept. And I am really shy talking to people that I don’t know. I thought I will get to meet new people and will get to listen to their stories.”