Do you believe in Fairies? If you live in NYC, you’ve likely seen one. Well, a book fairy, that is. On International Women’s Day, actress Emma Watson, in conjunction with I Believe In Book Fairies, took to the streets of New York leaving books by female authors like Maya Angelou and Caitlyn Moran in subways and park benches with handwritten notes urging them to read the books and leave for others when they’re finished.
The Harry Potter actress teamed up with The Book Fairies for International Women’s Day to spread the reading love, dropping selections from her book club, Our Shared Shelf, in public places, inciting a viral response on social media. Since, there have been tweets and news stories about the actress’s fairy endeavors prompting people across the globe to join in the fun and become book fairies for their hometown.
I Believe In Book Fairies launched just this month and have already seen a huge response. There are fairies in over 25 countries, from California to Singapore. And the trend is spreading. There are currently 40 book fairies working across the globe. The goal for the book fairy is to “pass on the books you love to read, and to encourage a worldwide movement of book sharing.” Now that’s a movement I want to be a part of!
Want to join the movement, too? It’s easy. All you need to do is go to the I Believe In Book Fairies website and sign up to receive the book fairy stickers. The stickers read, “Take this book, read it, and leave it for the next person to enjoy.” There is a nominal postage fee for the stickers, which is understandable. Once you get them, slap them on the pile of books you’ve been hoarding, and head out on the town to spread the book love.
Many of the book fairies leave a written note inside that asks the book recipient to post their find to social media with the hashtag #ibelieveinbookfairies so they know their books have been found, but it’s not necessary. Either way, being a book fairy is a fun way to share your favorite books with others, and get people reading. Join the book fairy movement!
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