Growing up, I was lucky enough to have parents who designated a room in the house as the “den” — reserving one wall, floor to ceiling, for books — and in so doing gifted me with a love of books that has stayed with me my entire life. What I love most about books is being transported to other places, other times, other lives. I can go on an incredible adventure and meet amazing characters without ever leaving home. To this day, I remain a voracious reader, consuming nearly a book a day. It always thrills me to champion reasons to read, and World Book Day is just such an occasion. World Book Day is a global celebration of reading, authors, and books, recognized in more than 100 countries worldwide.
I hope you’ll join in this celebration by sharing why you #LovetoRead. From April 17 to 23, post about why you #LovetoRead on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do the same!
If you’re local to Seattle (like me), check out Amazon’s Global Free Library participation in World Book Day!
Find A Bookshop
Thousands of bookshops and supermarkets are taking part in World Book Day 2017. Find your local participating Bookseller here.