International Book Giving Day

Blog Posts / Wednesday, January 11th, 2017


Hello hello!

Lovely to see you all looking so lovely today, clearly having lots of nice thoughts for the new year.

Well, my second blog post of 2017 is not a review, but a very exciting announcement and poster reveal for International Book Giving Day#bookgivingday

This is a fantastic initiative which anyone and everyone can take part in to any degree you like. It takes place on February 14th, and is a way of encouraging a love of reading and books in children. All you need to do is gift a book to a child, simple as that. There are numerous way you can participate in this project, so please read the info below for more information, and do get involved if you possibly can.

Reading from childhood is a wonderful thing, it shaped me, it’s why Book Monsters is here today and it’s why I’m lucky enough do a job I adore in a children’s library. It enabled me to write, it enabled me to use my imagination to nurture my own sense of creativity, it enabled me to escape, and that’s just the start of what reading can give.

International Book Giving Day sets out to make books and therefore all of the above, accessible to children worldwide and you can be involved at any scale you wish, so please do!


The International Book Giving Day team is delighted to announce that Marianne Dubuc is the illustrator behind 2017’s official poster.Libraries, schools & bookshops are encouraged to download, print and display Dubuc’s poster to celebrate the love of reading & encourage others to give books to children on International Book Giving Day, 14th February.



 International Book Giving Day

 International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to, and enthusiasm for, books.

International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th#bookgivingday

We invite individuals to …

1) gift a book to a friend or family member,

2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read

3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organisation that distributes used books to children in need internationally.

In addition, we encourage people to support the work of nonprofit organisations (i.e. charities) that work year round to give books to children.


For further information:

Website |

Twitter | @bookgivingday





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