Local Book Store Participates in World Book Night

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

World Book Night is an event sponsored by authors, publishers, and printers.

They put together the funds to give people free copies of books. And this event is different because it's not just a free giveaway of unwanted literature.

Boxes contain all the latest novels like the Hunger Games...and the Poisonwood Bible.

It's the books that grab headlines and audiences across the world.

"I think it's really important mainly because they ask people to pick books that resonated with them, that got them excited. So when they went out to hand them out they could say I want you to read this book. I read it. I think it's a really great book and I want to share it with you. i think that's the really exciting part about this. There are all kinds of free book giveaways but these are great, modern novels that people are excited about reading," says Barking Dog Books and Arts store clerk Marianne Monaghan.

On Monday, April 23rd volunteers will distribute books at different locations.

Each person has one box of about 25 books to give away to spread the joy of reading to people within the community.

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  • by concerned Location: pburg on Apr 22, 2012 at 09:20 PM
    Would love to know the locations. Are there any locations in Parkersburg or is this all in Marietta?
  • by rowdy gal on Apr 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    sure would be helpful to know some of the participating bookstore besides the featured one. seems like you're touting the one feature in the story. how about "reporting" the REST of THE STORY with some more locations??
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      by Ken on Apr 23, 2012 at 09:49 AM in reply to rowdy gal
      Well, duh! Of course they're featured. They're the ones that sent the press release out. Did you expect that they were going to promote their competition? Geeze!
  • by brooke Location: parkersburg on Apr 21, 2012 at 08:25 PM
    What a great thing!!:)would love to get the books for my family.:)
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