“'There's cold chicken inside it,' replied the Rat briefly; 'coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrench

'O stop, stop,' cried the Mole in ecstacies: 'This is too much!'”
-- from
The Wind in the Willows

Saturday, February 7, 2009

What are YOU doing on Valentine's Day?

If you live in ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, NY, or RI (or you know people who do), this is for you: February 14 is Kids ♥ Authors Day in New England. Show your support for Main Street and for the arts and head to your community independent bookstore on Saturday, February 14th. This Valentine’s Day, from 10 a.m. to noon, over 40 independent bookstores will host more than 170 (!) illustrators and authors of books for kids and teens, kicking off a new tradition of signed literary valentines. According to author Mitali Perkins, Kids ♥ Authors Day founder, “Independent bookstores are an irreplaceable part of our small towns and of our family traditions. We hope many families will visit local shops and leave with a signed book or two -- and a great memory.”

It’s for the community and the kids. Let’s spread some literary love. To find out about what’s happening in your town, visit www.kidsheartauthors.com. (Plus, I've found the site a great resource when looking for what kids' books to read next: so much to choose from. My night table overfloweth!).


deltay said...

That sounds like it'll be an awesome event! Unfortunately i don't live in the New England area though.

Deborah Sloan said...

If it's as big a hit as we hope it'll be, we'll take it national so you can enjoy it next year. In the meantime, if you know anyone in this area, spread the literary love and let 'em know! Thanks.

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