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05 February 2012

Book Lovers Wanted - Date for Registration Extended!

To All of Our (unshy) Book Lovers --
Now you can pass along your passion for a book, literally!
On Monday, 23 April 2012, join thousands across the USA, UK, Ireland and Germany in giving away millions of copies of books to non- and light-readers.  Here in the USA, there are thirty titles from which to choose (3 choices) and here in Sauk Valley, there are so many places you can choose to give them away -- at a sports event, at the hospital, at the Y, outside a gathering place just hopping with people not thinking about books (at that moment).
And, now, the deadline for registering has been extended to tomorrow, Monday, 6 February.  With 30 titles (see list at the website (www.us.worldbooknight.org) from which to choose, the problem will be figuring out which ones you feel most passionately about. Or, if you are passionate about reading and have not yet read the English version of Jodi Piccoult's My Sister's Keeper or the Spanish version of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (also available for passing along), make the commitment and then, come in to buy the book.  We will give you a discount of 20%.
Douglas is excited about reading and passing along Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games to children at KSB.  Won't you join him with Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn Dixie?  Someone you know may be standing outside County Market that Monday, passing along Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle.  Won't you join her, maybe with copies of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner?
-Books on First, the Premier Bookseller/Coffeehouse in Sauk Valley 202 W First Street in the Heart of Downtown Dixon, IL 61021 815.285.BOOK (2665) www.booksonfirst.com

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