Books Are My Bag.com are running a campaign to celebrate bookshops. What author could resistgetting involved, in whatever way he might? The event is a collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors and is the biggest ever promotion for bookshops. All readers love bookshops, of course, but do they promote their local store, assuming they have one? Well, this is your chance to do just that.
The idea behind this campaign is to keep those precious havens of learning, entertainment and fun on the go. If we, the readers and writers, don’t do something to keep these stalwarts of literature afloat, who else will?
So, reader or writer, get into town and take a picture of yourself outside your favourite book buying place on 11th October, and then post it to Twitter, using the #bookadayuk. And follow @booksaremybag.
For a little more fun, you can always get involved with the suggested events for the whole month. I intend to. See the picture above for details.
Today, we nominate a book to curl up in front of the fire with. The idea is you give the title and author and attach the #bookadayuk with a tweet to your friends. You can use other social networks as well. This way, we’ll get loads more people interested in books and reading. Game?
So, a book to curl up with in front of the fire? I’ll avoid the obvious temptation to promote my own work; hardly in the spirit of the event.
Curl up in front of the fire with Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes, a tale of love, loss and betrayal. #bookadayuk