Tomorrow the world, or at least the U.S., Ireland, Britain and Germany, will be celebrating World Book Night. A terrific idea started in Britain in 2011 with the tagline “spreading the love of reading, person to person”.
Sponsored by publishers, booksellers and librarians, the goal in the U.S. is to give away over 500,000 paperback copies of over 30 popular book titles tomorrow and in the week to come. Book givers were chosen after applying online and putting in a request for the title they would like to gift. Each Book Fairy (my term not theirs!) was then given 20 copies of one of the 30 titles and tomorrow they will be sharing the love of reading to people who otherwise might not be able to have access to these books. How fun!
I am currently kicking myself for not signing up to do this! When I knew I would be in Anchorage on World Book Night, I decided that it might be too difficult to get the books and so I opted to skip this year and try to do it in 2013. What a dope!
I look forward to reading other bloggers experiences during this celebration of books and hope to not sit on the sidelines next year but to get in the game!
- The Blagger’s Guide To …World Book Night (independent.co.uk)
- Millions of books to be donated Monday night (news.yahoo.com)
- World Book Night Is Coming!!! World Book Night Is Coming!!! (bookjourney.wordpress.com)
- World Book Night April 23rd: Pictures and Post Links wanted (bookjourney.wordpress.com)