Do you believe in fairies? Do you believe in book fairies? Well, this week I’ve been busy sharing the joy of books with random strangers.
I was inspired by The Book Fairies who leave books in public places for others to take home.
I mostly read books on Kindle but I had a big pile of physical books to rehome. I usually donate them to charity shop but I decided to have a little fun with these.
This whole project has a lovely reuse ethos. Most of the books that the book fairies leave out are pre-loved (although sometimes authors get in touch to deliver their new books, which is a wonderful idea).
Each book has a gift tag and has been lovingly wrapped in a ribbon that came from previous gifts or art projects. I have a big bag at home for such occasions.
My first batch of books has been dropped off at various locations in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, and The Cotswolds.
This little project gave me so much pleasure, hopefully the receiver felt the love too. After all, who doesn’t love to give and receive random acts of kindness?
I’d love to hear if anyone finds them.
Are any of my book-loving friends book fairies?
Do you keep your books after you’ve read them, or pass them onto someone else?
You can find out more about The Book Fairies at ibelieveinbookfairies.com