World Book Night is tomorrow! (April 23)

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6 Responses to “World Book Night is tomorrow! (April 23)”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    For a split second I thought this had something to do with the old family encyclopedia.

  2. Sean Mangan says:

    I’ll be giving away Fahrenheit 451 at Popcorn Noir in Easthampton, MA. Stop by for free books and (not free, but tasty) drinks.

  3. Donald Petersen says:

    Excellent, excellent choice, Amy!  That’s my favorite book from my childhood (my son’s named Milo after the kid in the book).

    Now I feel I have to compete.  My own Little Free Library was erected in honor of Dalton and Cleo Trumbo, and always contains at least one copy of Trumbo’s National Book Award-winning 1939 novel, Johnny Got His Gun.  And tomorrow it’ll contain a couple of dozen copies in honor of the occasion.

    Not quite the lighthearted fun one gets from The Phantom Tollbooth, but Johnny  does have its fans.

  4. Loved the Phantom Tollbooth as a kid — my son (now 27) loved it and my daughter (now 13 still loves it after multiple readings.)  It’s timeless.  Great choice.  And you can never go wrong with a book Terry Pratchett has anything to do with (i.e, in this case, Good Omens.) 

  5. Xavi Vives says:

    Just to point out that the origin of the World Book Night comes from Catalonia Saint George’s Day. The book celebration is been part of the catalan celebration since 1927.

    Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George's_Day#Catalonia

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