> The #AtaxiaBookFairies

> Found a book?

The #AtaxiaBookFairies leave books in public places – for very lucky people to find.


Three reasons:

1/ A simple ataxia awareness-raising project.

Everyone knows what a book is.

And some people already understand the concept of a book fairy.

So I’m hoping that people’s natural curiosity makes them find out what this “ataxia” thing is.


2/ The sharing of knowledge by increasing a love of reading.

Reading is educational. And having a better-educated society benefits us all.

A free book could even end up bringing joy to someone who is just unable to prioritise the purchase of a new book at the moment – over more-pressing needs. So they end up reading their one book over and over again.

Plus, finding a free book might just remind a lucky book-finder of the joys of reading (and “buy a book” might be added to their next shopping list).

3/ Raising funds for charity at the same time.

To receive labels to stick on their books, #AtaxiaBookFairies are asked to make a donation to FareShare via:


Fundraising via the Kiltwalk is THE best way for charities to raise funds. The Hunter Foundation tops up all donations by a further 50 %  (so every £5 raised, actually means that the charity receives £7.50!).

The labels announce that the book is a free gift (to be taken away, read and enjoyed – and then to be left for another lucky person to find).

To receive your labels, simply leave your Twitter name in the comments when you donate (5 labels will be sent for every £5 donated).

Book Donors.

If you are a writer or publisher, and you would like to donate copies of your book/s, please see the #BigBookGiveaway page. Book donations are also very gratefully received from companies and individuals who would like to share in this rather positive PR.

Free books (charity/community groups only).

If your FareShare-supplied charity or community group would like some free books to give to your volunteers, please contact me here or via Twitter (@ataxiascot).

Together, we can get the nation reading. And eating.