The Book By Strangers

Writing a book is hard, but it's easier with help, so what if 100 strangers could become 100 co-authors? 

The Book By Strangers is an experiment in anonymous collaboration. I wanted see if words could connect strangers who never met each other, so I asked people on the streets of San Francisco to write a book together. 

This personal project ended up spreading internationally to the U.S., Japan, France, and Sweden. It also inspired others to do the same project in their local communities.

Currently, there are international students making a new book in Japan. You can read that here:

If you're interested in making it in your city, please get in touch.



PSFK "Oddly intimate"
Clios "The Book By Strangers Crowdsources a Story" Sfist "Covers everything from magic squirrels to vomit stubbornly remaining in a co-op sink"
Bob Cut Mag "Everyone's unique point of view into one solid edition"                                                                                           The Sf Egotist
HelloYouCreatives                                                                      Creative Conscience
SVT Nyheter (Sweden)                                                        Expressen (Sweden)
SR P4 (Swedish Radio)
Tabi Labo (Japan)
MIF-Design (Japan)                                                    BLAH! (China)                                                                      Livedoor News
ActuaLitté (France)