As cooler weather nears, another Book Release day is upon us! Are you new to the idea of a book release? It was started by the Missing Book Club in Argentina, whose members decided to leave books out in public places for people to discover, read, and then leave behind for someone else to enjoy. The designated days for releasing books are at the start of Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. The books we release are not from the library’s collection, but bought from Recycled Reads, the library’s used bookstore, using funds from a generous donation. We will be releasing books this Saturday, September 21st, so be on the lookout.
I feel like it’s fitting to release books at the beginning of every season, because it’s a good time to look back and reflect on how things were and what you were reading at the last book release. It’s a way to mark the passage of time, share your love of reading, and look forward to a new season of good literature. The first time I did a book release was this past June. I was pregnant and reading nothing but baby books. Now, I’ve given birth to a baby boy and don’t have much time to read at all! When I do read, I’m reading children’s books to my son, which has been a fun walk down memory lane. As adults, we tend to forget about the optimism and magic in children’s stories. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s definitely worth it to open up a picture book next time you’re at the library and revisit your younger self. For this book release, I’ve decided to release some children’s books out into the wild. What will you release?