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As the World Book Capital campaign kicks off in Bangkok, a community in Krabi province shares its success in instilling a reading culture among its people

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Amard Lansun believes that a good book can change a person's life. And it's not only because books have opened doors of opportunity for himself _ for the last two years, he has seen how books have changed his community for the better. 

During Krabi province's Maolid Nabi Celebration Fair last February, Amard along with members of the book exchange project exhibited the results of two years of work in his community, Nua Khlong district in Krabi province. There people are able to borrow books to read at home from the mosques near their houses.

As the much ballyhooed World Book Capital kicks off in Bangkok this week, the fruit of reading is also taking shape in the southern province, or at least in the Muslim community in Krabi.

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