This happens today! World Book Night 2014. We celebrate our love of reading by giving books to folks who might have a hard time accessing them. Authors waive their royalties for books given away this day, and publishers make it happen.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that World Book Night happens so close to Earth Day. Books – and all art forms – help us see the beauty in our world.
In my town, over two dozen people will gather to give books. Worldwide, the number of givers will be in the thousands. I’m giving Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. You can see all the 2014 books here.
And here, if your cheaters are high-powered enough.
I’ll leave you with a favorite quote from Tales of the City:
“If you’re going to be degenerate, you might as well be a lady about it. Don’t you think?”