This evening I, along with 25,000 other volunteers throughout the US, distrubuted 500,00 books to people who identify as infrequent readers. World Book Night is also celebrated around the world. The aim of World Book Night to share the love of reading with infrequent readers.
Twenty Five books were selected for WBN by booksellers across the county, and I was thrilled to hand out “Tales of the City” by
Armistead Maupin. It was a rewarding experience to give books to people who, at first, were waiting for a sales pitch, but ended up surprised, with a big smile and a gracious “Thank You”.
I chose to hand out books on Massachusetts Avenue in Downtown Indianapolis, where a four story mural of Indianapolis Native, Kurt Vonnegut, oversaw my efforts. I also met Amy who is looking forward to reading the book on an upcoming trip.
A Special Thanks to all of those involved in World Book Night, including Booksellers, Authors, Staff and Volunteers. I can not begin to imagine all of the work that goes on behind the scenes.
For more information on World Book Night, visit http://www.worldbooknight.org