I am one of those people who will CREATE a holiday to buy books. Why not? They are fun, they can be the catalyst for great memories, and they are a VERY sound investment.
This morning Amy (My Friend Amy) kicked off the Buy Books for the Holiday campaign. In her opening post, Amy explains why she puts together a team of bloggers for this annual campaign: “We believe strongly in the written word, in the importance of a literate society and we recognize that it’s up to us make our voices heard about books and reading. You have a lot of options for gifts this holiday season, but we hope you’ll work to give a gift with lasting value, a gift that communicates that you care, a gift that has life changing potential. We hope you’ll give books as gifts for this holiday.” [emphasis mine]
Like last year, members of the BBftH team will help you find the perfect book for that certain someone on your list, whether it is the person who has everything or the person who is hard to shop for. The crew is also kicking it up a notch over last year by offering “spotlighting independent bookstores, providing gift suggestions and printable shopping lists, as well as sharing some fun ways you can accessorize your bookish gifts for low cost.” We’ll also be highlighting literacy charities to which you can donate books or money.
Last year, I followed along, posted about the campaign, and bought books for the holidays. This year, I, too, am stepping it up a little bit. I’ll still be buying books for the holidays and posting about the campaign, but I will also be writing the weekly profiles for the literacy charities (look for the introductory post tomorrow) and helping with children’s picture book recommendations.
If you’d like to be part of the campagin, visit Buy Books for the Holidays. It’s easy – write a post, “pledge” with Mr. Linky, and your off. You can add one of the campaign buttons to your blog or website; and follow along with @books4holidays on Twitter, too.