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Human Library is an international social movement for change.

Our mission is to help build social cohesion and a greater understanding for diversity in the community, locally and on a global level.

The Human Library concept is about offering people as books, a sort of Human Books. To be lent out to curious readers who will ask them questions and challenge their perceptions on different groups in the community.

Books typically have titles that aim to represent a stigmatized or stereotyped group of people in the community. This could be a religious minority or sexual minority or other members of the community who are exposed to general misconceptions, stigma, stereotyping and or prejudice.

The purpose being to challenge what we think we know about other members of the community. To challenge our stereotypes and prejudices in a positive framework, where difficult questions are accepted, expected and appreciated.