Just a few events I have just recently learned about to help encourage literacy and the love of books, thought I would pass them on.
Save Bookstores Day is a the brain child of agent Kelly Sonnack I’ve posted Kelly’s letter below:
I’ve gotten sick of reading the bookstore obituaries in the publishing news, so I’m starting a viral campaign to get people, on one day, to go buy books from their local bookstore. Might not end up changing the tides, but it’s something small I can do and I’m getting a good response so far. Here are the details for you to pass on to your friends/family/fellow booklovers:
Who: You and all the book-lovers in your life
When: June 25th, the first Saturday of Summer!
Where: Your local bookstore (and if you don’t have one near you, Powell’s ships)
Why: Because bookstores are dropping like flies and we want them to stay alive
Thanks for passing this along to whomever you think would want to get on board.
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
I encourage you to please visit your local independent bookstore and buy a book or two, or three, or four.
Friend to the blog Alyson Beecher has started a new literacy program Bridge to Books. Here’s what Bridge to Books is all about:
Take one educator with a passion for books and getting kids to read (Alyson) and mix in a talented book blogger and former bookseller (Alethea) and you have the start of Bridge to Books. As we began to talk, we realized that there were great resources out there that did not seem to be getting to the right places. We wanted to see people come together from various disciplines to share thoughts and ideas, with the overall goal of getting children excited about books and reading.
Bridge to Books will be kicking off their first program to encourage literacy “YA in Bloom” at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, on Saturday.
It might be too late to register for tomorrow’s event, but I have been told that they are planning a Graphic Novel- MG event in August and a Picture Book event in October. Keep checking the site for more details.
Writing on the Sidewalk