Monday, March 07, 2011

World Book Night update - all gone

World Book Night logo

As expected, it wasn't too difficult to hand out free books to people. There's something of value about a book meaning that strangers take the offer more seriously than if you were just thrusting a leaflet into their hand. They'll engage in conversation. They'll tell you that they're not much of a reader. They'll spontaneously promise to give a go.

An email around work took care of about a third of them.

Parents at the school gate got them along with those sitting around at Littl'un's swimming class.

Photo of a box containing 48 copies of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - World Book Night

And anyone in a cafe - serving or seated - or in cinema box office was vulnerable to a quick chat that ended in being offered a book.

One person has already come back to say that they've finished their copy - and enjoyed it. Hopefully they'll pass the book on and the cycle will begin once again.

World Book Night 2011.

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