Here are more details about this day from Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day's website:
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day began when my children were little and I was going to story time at bookstores nearly every week. Did all children know the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore? I wondered. Of being drawn into a magic world for a while, then being left to choose treasures on the shelf? I wanted to begin a holiday that would expose as many kids as possible to this joy.
But Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day quickly became bigger than one mother and her children. Bloggers and book lovers took it viral across the web, carried posters into bookstores, and welcomed me and my family to local bookstores when we traveled cross country last summer.
Now we are busily adding stores, helping support celebrations on the Day, and leading people to the wonderful places we have found. In the future, Take Your Child to a Bookstore may offer grants for children who can't visit a bookstore on their own, or perhaps there will be internships for kids who want one day to own a bookstore. Because the sky is the limit when there is a book!I'm going to take my kid to Strand Bookstore, which is not just a great indie bookstore, but also partners with Eco-Libris to offer customers to plant a tree for every book they buy at Strand.
Which bookstore will you go to with your kid to? Have a look at the Day's Bookstores page to see a map of the almost 150 bookstores participating in Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!
For more information visit Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day's website.
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Enjoy this day,
Raz @ Eco-Libris
Eco-Libris: Promoting green reading!