One of the wonderful things about being a book blogger is that we often get books sent from publishers or authors free in exchange for ...

Book Giving Day 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 BookBairn 7 Comments

One of the wonderful things about being a book blogger is that we often get books sent from publishers or authors free in exchange for sharing on our social media or reviewing here.* But that means we have lots and lots of books and not enough bookshelves, cupboards, nooks or crannies to hide them in. So every so often we have a little book giving spree. Last month we did one with all BookBairn's local reading and play buddies, which I shared in yesterday's blog post. And we have another plan to share our book-abundance afoot.

So I'm excited about 'International Book Giving Day'. This brilliant scheme aims to turn the commercialsation of Valentine's Day on its head by enocuraging people across the globe to spread the love of reading by getting books into the hands of as many children as possible on 14th February. To find out more, you should read Catherine from Story Snug's interview with Emma Perry, organised behind this fabulous project, on her blog here.

Give away books - we're in! 

We are also excited to be part of the team who got a sneak preview of this year's artwork and delighted to announce that Marianne Dubuc is the illustrator behind 2017's official poster. Isn't it fabulous?!

I have decided that BookBairn and I are going to organise a little bookish treasure hunt in our local town, leaving wrapped books in places where kiddies can find them but also sharing photos on our social media so if you follow along you will have an even better chance of find them. So watch out around town on 14th February everyone! (Also if you live locally and have any books you want to share please get in touch and join in the fun!)

You can find us on our social media links here:

For more information on how to get involved check out the IBGD Social Media links below
Website |
Twitter | @bookgivingday

Happy Book Giving,
Mummy and BookBairn xx

* Please do not fret, we don't take everything we are offered and share only what we love because I simply do not want this blog to be a promotional tool - it's about BookBairn's reading journey!


  1. What a lovely thing to be involved in

  2. Thanks for linking to Story Snug :)

    Your bookish treasure hunt sounds fabulous. I look forward to seeing the pictures :)

  3. The treasure hunt sounds fabulous. Great idea. Sounds like a good day to be in BookBairn's home town.

    1. Thanks Papa Do! Valentine's Day is a Tuesday so if you fancy joining us, BookBairn would love to spend the day with someone she loves! x

  4. I'll be there. Wouldn't miss it. xxx