This unofficial holiday is for bibliophiles everywhere to show their undying love for books and stories. Books are one of the best forms of escapism, transporting readers to a different time, place, and culture. They pose great benefits such as reducing stress and encouraging imagination and creativity.
Read this blog post to get into the bookish spirit and discover ideas for honouring National Book Lover’s Day.
Fun Activities to Celebrate National Book Lover’s Day
Get involved with any of these exciting activities and celebrate National Book Lover’s Day!
Go to a Library or Bookstore
Why not treat yourself to buying or lending a new book that’s on your wishlist? Spend the day surrounded by hundreds of books in your nearest library or bookstore until something captures your eye. Libraries are also a great community hub, you may find an event taking place on the day and connect with new people that share your interests.
Re-read your Favourite Book
Everyone’s got that one book which was a real page-turner and holds a special place in our hearts. It could be books that we read with our parents during childhood, a coming-of-age story that we related to, etc. Can you think of a better way for showing your love of books by reading one of your most treasured stories?
Start a Readathon
A readathon is an event with a time limit where you set a specific reading goal that you want to achieve. For example, one hour a day for one month. Readathons act as a great motivation to read more frequently and presents the opportunity to bond with fellow bookworms that also have the same idea.
Write a Book Review
The best way to encourage others to read your favourite books is to share your thoughts and describe them in detail. For example, you can explain what you loved and how it inspired and impacted you. It is a fun and cathartic experience. You can leave your review in several places like Amazon, Goodreads, World of Books, or even on your blog.
Organise your Bookshelf
If you’re an avid reader, you have likely accumulated plenty of books over the years. Organise your collection by sorting through your bookshelves and separating the novels that you don’t read anymore. Moreover, you can tidy your bookshelf and style it to be extra appealing, i.e. adding plants, photo frames, paperweights, etc.
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Sell your Books Online
If you do choose to declutter your bookshelf and want to make some extra cash, you can sell your used books online. Other items such as CDs, DVDs or collectables can be sold on certain platforms. This includes We Buy Books, AbeBooks, and Zapper. Simply type or scan the barcode into the business’ website or mobile app to find out how much your items cost.
Thank you for reading this blog post! ♥ What is your favourite book and how are you celebrating National Book Lover’s Day? If you have any other recommendations to add, please feel free to leave a comment below!
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