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Free public transport: show the book, take the free bus and train


Ticket with a difference: Reading fans can take a bus or tram for free in the Polish city of Wroclaw at the weekend. As a ticket, however, only certain books are valid - the city celebrates the Nobel Prize in Literature for Olga Tokarczuk.

"The tickets, please - or the books!" It could sound like this weekend when the checkers in Wrocław, Poland check passengers' tickets. For all those who can present a book of the newly crowned Polish Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, can travel there for free with buses and trams.

The writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2018 on Thursday. The award will be presented in December. With this action, the city administration wanted to share their "joy with all residents," said spokesman Przemyslaw Galecki. "In order to celebrate Olga's success together, everyone who brings a book with her, travel by public transport until the end of the week for free!", It says on the Facebook page of the Wrocław transport company.

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Tokarczuk has been honorary citizen of the 650,000-inhabitant city of Breslau since June, where she lives. Most recently, in 1996, the Polish poet, Wislawa Szymborska, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Source: spiegel

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