International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.... appeals to my heart far, far more.
As does this. A sign outside a house in Muizenberg, and a low wall which regularly gets filled with books, books free to any interested reader.
It's always a mixed bag there (as you can see) but the point is not to get precious about this, the point is to get reading.
People from around the world really get into the spirit of things on Book Giving Day, initiating all kinds of campaigns around getting children to read. There are many ways of getting involved, not least of all this fantastic plan hatched down here in the South by se7en.
The goal is to build, book by book, a library for a small community in Stanford, outside of Hermanus.
New books, old books, big books, small books ... read more here and get involved, I promise you it'll warm the cockles of your heart!