Apr 14, 2012

World Book Night - Austin, Texas

What are you doing April 23rd? If you live around Austin, Texas, we invite you to join us for World Book Night. April 23, 2012 is a day dedicated to celebrating the joy of reading at any age by giving out free books to those who would otherwise not purchase or have access to a new book. Book People, my favorite book store, asked Literary Lonestars to be an organizer this year. My literary PIC, Stephanie Pellegrin and I have worked closely with several organizations in town over the years and we knew they would love the idea as well. We will be giving out books at the Austin Children's Shelter, LifeWorks, and the American Indian Education Program. All three of these organizations are worthy and we invite you to HELP us hand them out!

Yesterday, we picked up the books and they filled the back of my Suburban:
Take a closer look at what's inside:
These are the four books that we have chosen for our three organizations. You can see they look different than their hardback or paperback versions. And, the back is in purple and lists all of the WBN titles. I think they look nifty.

If you would like to join us on April, 23rd, feel free to comment below or shoot me an email (jenbigheart gmail) We could use help during the day and that evening. Have kids? They are welcome to join us!

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2 comments:

  1. This is a nifty event! While I can't commit because I'm not sure where I will be in regards to my studying, I might stop in if I can a break. How's that?

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  2. I just picked my selection, The Kite Runner, and only now discovered that Austin is #1 for WBN givers per capita. Pure awesome!
    I'm glad to see there will be stuff happening in different parts of Austin too. I'll probably be looking for unlikely readers in a few pubs and hospitals around North Austin. Happy WBN!

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