Living Books

Sandi Toksvig visits the library where you borrow a person instead of a book.

It's the Human Library, a groundbreaking idea from Denmark designed to get you to confront your deepest prejudices.

Borrow a type of person you think you don't like, goes the strap line, take them away for a half-hour conversation, and try and get to the bottom of your preconceptions.

People who have volunteered to be 'Books' range from Muslims to transsexuals, and neo-Nazis to male nannies.

Sandi talks to those who have got involved, both as Readers and Books, borrows a couple of Books herself, and even lends herself out as one.

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20100315

Sandi Toksvig visits the library where you borrow a person instead of a book.

It's the Human Library, a groundbreaking idea from Denmark designed to get you to confront your deepest prejudices.

Borrow a type of person you think you don't like, goes the strap line, take them away for a half-hour conversation, and try and get to the bottom of your preconceptions.

People who have volunteered to be 'Books' range from Muslims to transsexuals, and neo-Nazis to male nannies.

Sandi talks to those who have got involved, both as Readers and Books, borrows a couple of Books herself, and even lends herself out as one.

20100315

Sandi Toksvig visits the library where you borrow a person instead of a book.

It's the Human Library, a groundbreaking idea from Denmark designed to get you to confront your deepest prejudices.

Borrow a type of person you think you don't like, goes the strap line, take them away for a half-hour conversation, and try and get to the bottom of your preconceptions.

People who have volunteered to be 'Books' range from Muslims to transsexuals, and neo-Nazis to male nannies.

Sandi talks to those who have got involved, both as Readers and Books, borrows a couple of Books herself, and even lends herself out as one.