This is an update to my earlier post, about the ‘Independent Booksellers Week 2011’, which runs from 18th-25th June.
The organisers of the event have announced the inclusion of an exciting new concept, as the climax to the week, on Saturday 25th June 2011 … ‘National Reading Group Day’.
The idea is the personal objective of the Booksellers Association President, Jane Streeter and is, in her own words, “about capitalising on the current huge grassroots affection for Reading Groups in the UK”.
I know that many of you belong to Reading Groups, both on a formal and an informal basis and this day is set aside for you to engage with your local Reading Group and see where it takes you!
Maybe if you are the organiser of a Reading Group, you could arrange to hold a special session for this day and be part of this nationwide event.
There is also an email address included on the NRGD page, as the organisers would love to hear from you, if you are going to be taking part in the event, if you would like to participate in the event, or if you have any innovative ideas about the event that you would like to share.
There is a wealth of information, that has been pulled together from many sources, including publishers and is available for download, for your group to distribute and use … with the main poster logo being ‘MEET, TALK, GIVE’
The concept is also being run in collaboration with a fund raising initiative hosted by Book Aid International, whose main aim is to send books to sub-Saharan Africa and help change lives.