It’s National Book Lovers Day! How Will YOU Celebrate?

National Book Lovers Day!

Now, here’s a holiday we can all get into: National Book Lovers Day (NBLD)!

Occurring annually (usually on August 9), this is a day just for you and your fellow bibliophiles to sink into the bath with a glass of vino and a juicy read and guiltlessly indulge your inner bookworm. As if you needed a reason . . .

As writers and authors, you’re the driving force behind national days like today. So, aside from page-flipping, how else can you mark the occasion? Here are three ways to celebrate National Book Lovers Day today with other readers, including your own:

  1. Give the gift of reading. Host a book giveaway on social media. Give your network of friends a chance to win an autographed hardcopy of your book or copies of your favorite reads. Consider giving copies to the first people to like, share, or retweet your contest post, or perhaps a gift basket with your book, a mug, hot cocoa, and other knickknacks to the person who tags the most friends in the Comments Section. Oh, and remember to use hashtags such as #NationalBookLoversDay or #NBLD in all related posts.
  2. Feed the reading bug. Encourage reading through philanthropy. Drop in on your local libraries and schools to donate books in honor of the occasion. Other great places to donate include nursing homes, veterans’ organizations, hospitals, and shelters.
  3. Stick your nose in a book. Relaxing with a guilty pleasure is always an option. In fact, the best writers are those who are also avid readers. So go ahead and proudly tuck into a steamy novel or a fast-paced mystery—it all counts. Consider it “personal development.”

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Now, let’s all celebrate!