Stories From International Book Giving Day

Welcome to the International Book Giving Day blog hop! This is the place to read stories about how people around the world celebrated International Book Giving Day.

(If you wrote an International Book Giving Day blog post, this is also the place to join the blog hop. Parents, teachers, librarians, authors, nonprofit organizations and others are welcome!)


This year International Book Giving Day was celebrated by people in more than thirty-five countries, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K., the U.S. and the West Bank.

People celebrated International Book Giving Day in a variety of ways. They gave books to kids and grandkids. They left books in hospital waiting rooms. They collected books for school libraries. They held storytime sessions and book swaps. They donated books to Books for AfricaReach Out and ReadThe Footpath LibraryAvalokitesvara Trust and other organizations that distribute books to kids in need.

Here are stories of how people from around the world celebrated! Add your story!

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1 Response to Stories From International Book Giving Day

  1. Zoe says:

    I keep saying it Amy, but really, WELL DONE! You’ve had amazing vision, and committment, and I’m in awe of you. So happy to have been involved, though sadly on the periphery this year – onto next year, bigger and even better!

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