The #AtaxiaBookFairies leave books in public places – for very lucky people to find.
1/ A simple ataxia awareness-raising project.
Everyone knows what a book is.
Some people understand the concept of a book fairy.
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.
And having access to 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).
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.
3/ Raising funds for charity at the same time.
Whenever some very lucky person finds a book in public, if they then want to show their appreciation, a suggestion is made that they make a donation to FareShare.
A national distribution network.
In the first instance, the books are distributed via Twitter competition winners, FareShare volunteers, and other charity/community groups that FareShare supply nationwide.
After they have been read and enjoyed by the volunteers, these books are then left in public – in all parts of the UK.
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 this rather positive PR.
Free books (charity/community groups only).
Together, we can get the nation reading. And eating.