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30 January 2012

World Book Night - Think Globally. Act Locally.

Calling All (unshy) Book Lovers!
Only two more days to sign up as a Book Giver for this year's World Book Night on 23 April 2012.  Do it!
http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/
Out of the thirty chosen titles for this inaugural USA event, there must be one that you would like to pass along. If you have yet to read that special book you're giving away, come in to Books on First with your commitment and we will give you 20% off to get you started and ready by Monday, 23 April.

And here's start this year's event with a bang -- a wonderful short from UK's last year World Book Night:  When I saw it at the American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute 7 in New Orleans where Julia Kingsford (?), head of the World Book Night organization in the UK, presented it to us, I was moved beyond words.  I love the editing, especially the finish with Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell's recitation of the lyrics of Cole Porter's "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)."  What a kick-off for book lovers:

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