Saturday is Take Your Child To a Bookstore Day December 5, 2013 – Posted in: bookshops

On the heels of the very successful author as independent bookseller day comes Take Your Child To a Bookstore Day.

A day devoted to getting the kids out and among the books.

Founded four years ago by Jenny Milchman, a writer herself, the event continues to pick up speed. Over 500 bookstores including one from very US state, seven Canadian provinces, England, Australia, and Germany are currently signed up.

Milchman understands the value and necessity of the bookshop:

Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer

As she rightly points out, “We must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer” or there will be no way for the bookstore to survive. It is up to us to get the little ones involved and interested in the book as we know it and, along with your public library, there is no better place for this to happen then the bookstore.

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Kids enjoying Pages Bookstore in Manhattan Beach CA.

Now get out there!

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