Emma Watson has been hiding books on the London Underground

The A-list actress is as much of a book lover as Hermione Granger

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If you were on the London Underground yesterday and you thought you caught a glimpse of Hermione Granger casually distributing paperback books, you weren’t going mad: Harry Potter actress Emma Watson was embracing the role of “book fairy”.

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The A-lister was helping to secretly hide copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom for Books on the Underground. 

?? @booksontheunderground @oursharedshelf #Mom&Me&Mom

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The book is the November/December reading material for Emma’s feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf – and lucky commuters were able to get their hands on the book-lover’s copies, which were hand-signed. 

One reader posted: “When @emmawatson makes your day with secret books on the tube…”

When @emmawatson makes your day with secret books on the tube #booksontheunderground #oursharedshelf

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Emma herself seemed to get away with the stunt, while oblivious members of the public walked on by.


The plan is for everyone to get hold of a copy, spend a month reading it and then discuss the book online at Emma’s book club on Good Reads.

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Only 100 were hidden around the network – but some could still be up for grabs…