Books At Stations
Reading can be a wonderful escape from the stress of everyday life. Simply by opening a book, you allow yourself to be invited into a literary world that distracts you from your daily stresses. Reading can even relax your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles.
A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%. It works better and faster than other relaxation methods, such as listening to music or drinking a hot cup of tea.
Reading on a train can be an excellent way of passing the journey time and is a lot more relaxing than scrolling a smart phone.
Some stations on Northern’s Network have a community book exchange or a charity book sale – why not pick one up when you’re waiting for your train? Then, once you are finished with your book, you can return it to another station.
Accrington – Charity book sale for The Railway Children – donations to the ticket office.
Bingley – Both waiting rooms – take a book, leave a book
Bentham – Waiting & Information Room – mostly railway literature
Elstree & Borehamwood – Ticket hall – take a book, leave a book
Harrogate – Waiting room on Platform – take a book, leave a book
Hebden Bridge – Waiting room on platform 2
Huddersfield – Penistone Line Partnership Waiting Room
Littleborough – Waiting room on platform 2
Penrith – Booking Hall/Waiting Room
Pitlochry – Station Book Shop
St. Annes-on-the-Sea – Booking Hall
Settle – Waiting room on Platform 1
Todmorden – Waiting room on platform 1
Wemyss Bay – Bookshop & Gallery