So, yesterday was this big thing called WORLD BOOK NIGHT! It was my first time to be a giver and I was nervous. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I worried that no one would want the book (crazy, right?)
Let me set the scene for you:
I live in a small town. A very small town. A town that has a few conveniences, but all those places I saw other people talking about giving books away (the subway, homeless shelter, the beach, the dog park, the cute little square in their town) those were not options. I thought very hard about where I would give away my books as I applied. I decided on a few locations- the city park, the downtown area, and had the nursing home as a back-up. The downtown area is the city’s heart- it’s where people are found- visiting City Hall, the courthouse and more. There is a lunch shop in this area. So, I hit that area and found myself having a good time. I was giving away books, chatting with new people, and getting compliments on my Mississippi tote bag (it is super-cute!)
Everyone was really receptive to the idea of a free book and when I explained further about what World Book Night was and they loved it even more. “This is so cool” was the refrain I heard time and time again. The day was going good- the books were going to new homes- happy homes I imagined and I was smiling (although I was a bit sad to see Bernadette leave!) The only dark spot in the day was when I was down to a couple of books- I saw a lady and gave her my sweetest smile, explained what WBN was and then she refused a book. Happily, the next 2 people I saw were extra enthusiastic so World Book Night ended on a good note!
If you’ve never participated in World Book Night, I highly encourage you to give it a try!
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T