With more than 180,000 trees planted so far on behalf of readers, authors and publishers working with Eco-Libris, it's no surprise that we think planting trees to green up books is a great idea.. But we also want to hear what readers think about it and why they believe planting trees for their books is a good idea.
So for 41 days until Earth Day, we publish here the 41 best replies we receive, one reply a day. All replies are gathered and presented on the Earth Day 2011 page.
Reason no. 28:
I am a librarian in a primary school. In our library, we have 20,000 books! I wonder how many trees that is! I love books and I love trees. I want to plant trees so that we will always have trees and books in our beautiful world. -Debbie Nance
Thank you Debbie for sharing with us your thoughts on planting trees for your books!
Debbie, just like all the other readers whose replies we'll publish, is winning one of the great 41 prizes we give away on this campaign, courtesy of our partners. Winners can choose their prize from a great list of gifts including audiobooks from Simon & Schuster Audio (such as The Half Life by Jennifer Weiner, Left Neglected by Lisa Genova and Essence of Happiness by the Dalai Lama) and great books, like Planet Home by Jeffrey Hollender, Spit That Out! by Paige Wolf and The Healthy Home by Dave Wentz and Dr. Myron Wentz. You can see the full list of the prizes on the campaign's page.
Every day we'll give further details on one of the prizes. Today we present you with the audiobook $25 gift card for Strand Bookstore.
$25 gift card for Strand Bookstore - Located in 828 Broadway (at 12th St.), this New York's independent landmark bookstore is one of most famous bookstores in the world. With over 200 employees, more than 2.5 million used, new and rare books, a renovated main store and a growing author events program, the Strand looks forward to offering great books at great prices to book-lovers worldwide for another 80 years.
Don't forget to check their list of events at www.strandbooks.com/events_upcoming-events/. On April Strand will host authors such as Meg Howrey, Mira Bartok, Professor Nan M. Sussman, Siva Vaidhyanathan and many others so check it out!
Strand bookstore is also a partner of Eco-Libris. Strand are taking part in our bookstore program and customers at the store can plant a tree for every book they buy there and receive our sticker at the counter!
Here's a video with Fred Bass, the owner of NYCs legendary Strand Book Store, who talks about the past, present and future of the store his father opened on New York's famous Book Row in 1927:
If you want to participate in the campaign, we still have some spots available so please send us your reply it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Raz @ Eco-Libris
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