Wednesday, April 18, 2012

World Book Night 2012

I just picked up my books for World Book Night 2012!


World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23.
World book night was launched in the U.K. in 2011 with the hope of promoting literacy and sharing literary works to those that may not have access or means to attain them. The books were donated by dozens of American publishing companies & authors and the remaining expenses funded by several major corporations.

I just returned from a great Indie bookstore called The Book Beat in Oak Park, MI - we had a strategy meeting to discuss our plan of action for Monday. I will be distributing books in Ferndale, Royal Oak, and a local homeless group. My books are:

  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
I'll let you know how it goes!

Happy reading!


Another interesting piece of trivia from the website is:

Additionally, April 23 is UNESCO’s World Book Day, chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.

1 comment:

  1. See? Your life is way more interesting than mine, lol! I think I'll go read another book tonight in honor of World Book night....


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