Be a book sprite and spread read­ing joy

CityPress - - Voices -

You may be lucky and stum­ble upon a book tucked in a pave­ment nook or hid­den in a statue’s hands, with a green and white sticker which reads: “Take this book, read it and leave it for the next per­son to en­joy.”

If so, you are one of many peo­ple across the world to have hap­pened upon the global phe­nom­e­non of book fairies.

The Book Fairies, a move­ment which serves as a uni­ver­sal pub­lic lend­ing li­brary, was launched in March. Its aim is to en­cour­age bib­lio­philes to read and share their own books, sec­ond-hand or new. Ac­tress Emma Wat­son, best known for having por­trayed Hermione in the Harry Pot­ter hit movie fran­chise, is an avid re­cruit. She re­cently hid 100 books around Paris, com­plet­ing her tran­si­tion from witty wiz­ard to real-life, free-spir­ited fairy.

The move­ment is tak­ing off here too and if you want to be a part of it, visit ibelievein­book­fairies.com to or­der your own stick­ers to at­tach to your book do­na­tions.

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