National Book Lover’s Day is observed every 9th of August, and this is an unofficial holiday recognized to encourage bibliophiles to honor reading and literature. Celebrating this memorable holiday, we encourage everybody to set aside their mobile phones and any technological disturbances and grab a book to read.
*Bibliophile – a person who collects or has a great love of books.
Observing and celebrating National Book Lovers Day may happen in several ways, all spinning around books and reading. So how are you observing National Book Lover’s Day in Austin?
Here are ideas to celebrate Book Lover’s Day!
Reread your Favorite Book
To truly value National Book Lovers Day, one must get a book and read it. Or you may reread your favorite book if you want. There’s nothing as good as having lovely uninterrupted reading time, and you are worthy of snatching some extra moments to read. Whether you are reading out loud to your children or sitting on a couch with a book alone, get lost in the storytelling journey now.
Buy a Book for Yourself or a Family/Friend.
Buying a book is not just a great joy but a way to support this artistry. This particular day is also the perfect moment to give the well-chosen gift of a book to friends and family.
Visit your Local Library
National Book Lovers Day is your perfect excuse to visit your favorite local library and find an excellent book to read. Heading to a local library on this day would make an excellent outing. So go to your local library if you don’t have a space at home for new books or the urge to spend money on them. Several local libraries offer something unique for every book fanatic. In Austin, you may visit the Austin Library and choose from a wide range of genres.
Become a Volunteer Reader
If you enjoy reading out loud, try being a volunteer reader and tell stories to the next generation of book enthusiasts. Search online to learn more about volunteering and have the chance to read to someone who may have failing eyesight. You can also read to younger children who may have fallen behind with their reading.
Watch a Book Adaptation
Individuals who don’t have time to read a whole book can get the shorter versions of the stories from books by watching a movie adaptation.
Clean Up and Organize Your Bookshelves
You might have accumulated a massive collection over time if you are a bibliophile. And every bibliophile knows the significance of a well-organized book collection. Organized bookshelves make it easier for you to find your next read and are aesthetically appealing. So if you think your bookshelves need cleaning and organizing, you could start a cleanout, go through your bookshelves and give the books you don’t read anymore.
Sell Old Books Online
You can profit from your old books by cleaning up and organizing your bookshelf. Find an online shop where you can sell your old books.
Donate Your Books
If you are running out of space but hate the idea of selling your books, you may consider donating them to a charity.
Host a National Book Lover’s Day Event
Many book lovers enjoy observing National Book Lover’s Day at work or school by setting up events. Consider hosting a book exchange where people bring books to trade with others. If possible, invite a particular guest author to provide a reading of one of their publications. Spruce up your event place with book-themed posters, take the youngsters on a special visit to the local library, and have book-themed treats and collectibles!
Whether reconnecting with an old favorite or searching for a new book from your local library, hopefully, you will have fun getting away to a different world while honoring your love for books.