Victor Miron is working hard to make sure people everywhere read more books. He recently persuaded the mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, to enact a proposal that would allow anyone reading a book to ride public transportation for free.
It took a year of persuading but Miron’s dedication paid off. From June 4th to June 7th 2015, anyone that traveled with book in Cluj-Napoca paid no bus fare.
Miron plans to continue encouraging more people to read in private, public, and just about anywhere. The activist is currently working with his friends on a number of other literature-related campaigns as well. One of which is called Bookface, a program that promotes people to include a book in their Facebook profile picture. Those that do receive discounts at many different participating locations, including book stores, dental practices and even hair salons.
Miron writes on Bored Panda, “our biggest challenge now is to persuade Mark Zuckerberg to Book-face his Face-book profile. So keep your fingers crossed.”
Miron is also busy working on making April 23rd an international holiday: World Book Day. On this day anyone that comes to a botanical garden with a book to read gets in free of admission.
“I came up with the idea of not charging passengers who read books on public transport.”
“Our mayor posted my proposal on his Facebook page and the feedback was amazing.”
“I believe that it’s better to promote reading by rewarding those who read, instead of criticising the ones who don’t.”
Photo Credits: Victor Miron