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25-cent books donated by World Bank staff will be "circulated in England until they are worn to shreds."

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To alleviate the reading material shortage in England, Bank staff member Ralph Forster initiates a collection of 25-cent paperback books from Bank staff to be "circulated in England until they are worn to shreds" (International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 14).

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Detail from International Bank Notes, in which the "Books for Britain" initiative is announced.
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Detail from International Bank Notes, in which the "Books for Britain" initiative is announced.

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International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 14
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International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 14
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Document date: Oct. 31, 1947
A notice regarding the Books for Britain project is on page 1.
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57
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World Bank Volunteer Services Recollections of Twenty-Five Years: 1972-1997
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World Bank Volunteer Services Recollections of Twenty-Five Years: 1972-1997
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Document date: Oct. 31, 1947
As described on pages 59 to 62, the Book Project, created in 1982 by the WIVES, the World Bank's family volunteer organization, continued the tradition of literary donations.
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57
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