International Book Giving Day is February 14th. This is a really cool cause that encourages people from around the globe to give a new book (or more!) to a child. The rules are just that simple… donate a book to a kid, any kid, and you’ve successfully participated! If you want to be more ambitious, start a book drive and give the collection to a library, school, battered women shelter, YMCA, etc. The bottom line is giving books to others to help spark the love of reading in children across the globe.
Naturally, I’m going to participate in this awesome event and would love for folks to join me! My books will be going to a neat little organization here in Cincinnati called Adopt A Book. They collect books from individuals and organizations around the area and redistribute to them communities/schools/organizations in need. And it was started by two 11 year old twins, so how cool is that?!
Anyway, I’m starting with a baseline donation of 5 books, but I’m also going to MATCH your donations! So, I’ll donate one book for each book donated by someone else. My goal is to have 25 books to donate to Adopt a Book. I know we can get there, and I’ve got some extra incentives up my sleeve to help me reach my goal!
1) Buy a Barefoot Book from me to donate, and I’ll give you 15% off the purchase of a book for yourself! Ordering your “to donate” book is easy- you can visit my Barefoot Books online marketplace and make your order OR you can contact me directly, and I’ll place the order for you. I’ll contact you with information about redeeming your 15% off once your order has been placed and confirmed.
[Want to participate but don’t have a donation recipient in mind? I’d be more than happy to take your donation to Adpot A Book with mine! In order to do this, you must contact me to make your book donation purchase- do not place an order via my marketplace.]
2) Share a picture of yourself donating a book (use hashtag #donatebethbfb and tag me on Instagram (@bethbfb), twitter (@ehfrank), or Facebook (Beth Barefoot Books)), and I’ll give you 10% off the purchase of a Barefoot Book for yourself! The book you donate does NOT have to be from Barefoot- it can be any new book of your choice! Once I see your picture, I’ll contact you with information about redeeming your 10% off.
Some (not so) fine print: Purchases of Barefoot Books “to donate” books must be made by 2/14/15. Pictures of books being donated must be shared/tagged appropriately by 2/21/15.
So, what do you say? Want to join in the fun? Let’s share the joy of reading!!