Saturday, December 4, 2010

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day~December 4th

Not long ago, Jenny Milchman from Montclair, New Jersey, had one of those wouldn’t-it-be-nice ideas: What if there was a day called Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day?  Instead of letting it go the way of most daydreams, Milchman got busy turning it into a reality. She chose a day: the first Saturday in December. She enlisted her husband’s help in making a poster, which she posted on her website. She wrote about it on her blog Suspense Your Disbelief.   She told everyone she knew and the idea took off!  And so today, December 4, 2010 is the very first Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.

I just LOVE this idea! What a wonderful gift for a child -- to be introduced to the joy of book owning and to the special thrill of being surrounded by books, any one of which might become a lifelong friend. Many bookstores across the country are celebrating this inaugural event by offering special event and discounts.  My family is making it a complete event by going out for dinner and then going book shopping after.  I can't wait to see what everyone picks out.  Here are a few I'll be looking for:

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea! I have such fond memories of going to the bookstore as a child, and I love the book store now, too!

    Thanks for sharing :)