Saturday, February 4, 2012

World Book Night! Be a Book Fairy and Give Away Books in your Community!

There's still a couple days left to apply to distribute free books in your community on World Book Night on April 23!   The deadline has been extended to Monday, Feb. 6 at midnight EST.  I just received word that I was selected as one of the givers, although I don't know if I was selected to distribute The Hunger Games (my number #1 pick from their list of 30 best selling books)--apparently they were deluged with requests for this title!

If you're not familiar with World Book Night, it's an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books, held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland.  Thousands of free paperback books will be distributed through bookstores and libraries and each "giver" will receive a box of 20 paperback books to pass out to at a coffee shop, hospital, church or community center, shopping mall or school to strangers or people that you might know but who aren't frequent readers.

There's still time to apply (the application form takes only a few minutes to complete!) so spread the word among your friends and family.  This event is sponsored by the publishing community, which is donating the books, so jump on the bandwagon and be a book fairy for one night!

1 comment:

PragmaticMom said...

Will do! It's like being a Valentine's Book Fairy to those without books!