Wednesday, September 7, 2022

It's International Buy a Book Day! ~ Jean C. Gordon

Yep. It's a real holiday. And while, by no means should anyone limit their book buying to one day a year, sadly, it appears some people might.

This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the dying book-buying and book-reading culture. Did you know that the U.S. adult population that read books has declined by 7% over the past decade? Yes, buying books and reading them have been a declining habit among Millennials and Gen-Zs. This is exactly what Buy A Book Day aims to remedy.

We can, and do, all do our part by encouraging reading by our example, giving books as gifts, volunteering at events or places--like my church's Book Nook--where books are available for at a small cost or for free--or reading programs at our local schools. A friend of mine buys a box of children's books for 6 for $1 and hands then out with candy at Halloween. We've done a table at our town's annual festival where we give out books from the Book Nook shelves for the asking.

We can probably do more. What other ways or ideas do you have for sharing your love of reading?

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