This Saturday, December 7, tell your kids, grandkids, or any other youngsters in your life, that you guys are going on a trip around the world!
Of course they won’t believe you, but then, they don’t know that it’s the 4th annual
Take Your Child To a Bookstore Day, always celebrated the first Saturday in December.
The brainchild of Jenny Milchman, a writer who realized the power of bookstores as they kept her not only to her community, but to her dream of being a writer. Started in 2010 with only a handful of participating bookstores, this event has grown to bookstores in every US state, seven Canadian provinces, and sites in England, Germany, England and Australia.
It’s all about celebrating the love of reading, and neighborhood
Jenny shares her passion: “Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer.”
Amidst the plethora of computer and TV screens, introducing the joys of reading for fun are what a bookstore can offer—a lifelong positive habit where the pleasures just keep on happening. No, it’s not like going to an electronics emporium of bells and whistles. It’s an unlimited realm that’s fueled by one’s own imagination.And while you may not be able to in in on the festivities this Saturday, create your own personal bookstore day with a child or young adult. It’s a journey of the words both of you won’t regret