Found this while browsing, and I immediately thought “I need this in my life. Like, NOW”. I’ve always been of the mindset, buy a girl a book instead of a drink. I got the crazy image in my head of running out like Mr. Scrooge after his night with the spirits, buying loads of $20 amazon/B&N gift cards and shouting like Oprah “YOU get a card, and YOU get a card”…Who’s with me?! Can we make this a movement…pleeaaase?!!
“Taken by the holiday spirit, one of my customers left $20 for me to give to the next customer to put towards a book purchase. The only stipulation was that they do the same in the future. The couple I gave it to were dumbstruck and so grateful. Random acts of kindness fill your soul like nothing else.”
I love books. And I definitely love FREE books, especially if they’re ones I already have my heart set on reading.
Remember a while back when folks at one particular Starbucks were paying for the drive-thru order behind them? (Is that still going on at the original location?) Well, earlier this week, my brain went all random—as brains do—and came up with this idea to do the same thing. Only different. With books.
Thankfully, I have an independently-owned bookstore in my town. The owner, Llalan Fowler, is very involved with the community…
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So glad this earned a reblog. A few days after I posted this, another [amazing] book-giving project started using the hashtag, so this little idea kinda got buried. But, hey, the more book sharing the better, imo!