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If there's been one common thread through Emma Watson's career, it's that she loves books. The actress started her own wildly popular online feminist book club at the start of the year, she rose to fame as the well-read witch Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, and now she's about to portray the book-loving Disney princess Belle in the upcoming live-action Beauty & the Beast. Watson embraced her book-love even further on Tuesday when she hid a bunch of books all over the London subway system.
Emma Watson teamed up with the Books On The Underground, a community project to encourage reading by scattering free books in public transit systems, to hide copies of the latest book on her reading list around London tube stations. The book she's hiding is Mom & Me & Mom, the seventh and final autobiography by Maya Angelou, which is also the current selection in Watson's feminist book club "Our Shared Shelf."
After announcing her plan to hide the book around London tube stations, Emma Watson shared a quick video of herself placing a copy of the book on the center part of a subway escalator.
The Instagram account for Our Shared Shelf has been reposting the photos of some of the found books, which also include a note from Emma Watson herself inside the covers.
But just because Emma Watson is dropping off the Maya Angelou books in London doesn't mean New Yorkers can't also get in on the fun. Books On The Underground is also hiding copies of Mom & Me & Mom all over the New York subway system on Wednesday.
Emma Watson's project comes the same day that first looks of the actress in costume as Belle from Beauty & the Beast premiered through Entertainment Weekly. Check her out in costume as the most literary inclined Disney princess below.