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- 684 days ago -
We hide books around the WORLD for people to find, read, and then leave for the next person. The best thing is that YOU can get involved to be a book fairy and share your books, too! Head to our book fairy goodies page to get started.


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Kathleen M (208)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 1:37 pm
What a totally wicked cool idea! Thx so much for sharing Dandelion.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 1:39 pm
While looking for painted rocks I found a book from the Book Fairies.......YEAH! I'll be reading it to my granddaughter, we will make it our end of the day reading book. A great classic it is Anne of Green Gables.

Oh, and if you don't know what I mean about looking for painted rocks, please see a previous story I posted.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 1:42 pm
An excellent idea, and shared everywhere.

One cannot replace the tactile experience of a book, with an online / .PDF / eBook version. . . .

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 1:48 pm
I always share the books I don't want/need anymore via public book shelfs, which we have several of. Also I gave some of them to our city lending library so that they can be used by them.

David C (75)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 2:08 pm
cool, thanks, and we love Anne of Green Gables here, too

Animae C (508)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 2:24 pm
Oh Anne of Green Gables is an old favourite, my daughter grew up with the book & the vid;

i hardly ever buy new books, most are acquired from charity shops where they are returned 📖

MmAway M (519)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 2:40 pm
Thank you Dande. I share older books and signed up.

Christeen A (300)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 3:04 pm
This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Lone F (58)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 3:24 pm
Another way of sharing the books you have read.Love the idea - Bookmarked for later use. Thanks Dandelion

JL A (281)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 3:59 pm
Thanks Dandelion--reminds me of the story I saw where the author of "A Handmaidens Tale" was hiding copies of that book all over Paris.

Trish K (29)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 4:24 pm
Sounds like great fun and you were gifted with 'Anne of Green Gables' lucky girl. Be very careful - reading can become an addiction :)

Walter F (128)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 5:40 pm
Thanks Sheryl for books to please young girls I recommend those written by Lucy Maud Montgomery , and boys ,those written by Robert Louis Stevenson..I've always given them as gifts. My all time favourite as a boy was Kenneth Graham's "Wind in the Willows"

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 9:58 pm
💙💜Noted... What a glorious idea and so fun for people to find a treasured book to read and share on. This is the first I have heard of such a wonderful idea.💙💜Thank you...Dandelion.

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉

Evelyn B (63)
Friday July 7, 2017, 12:37 am
I loved the Anne of Green Gables series (my favorite book by the same author was "The Story Girl"!)

Walter - I'm not sure that young children are as "shaped" by their sex to like certain authors & not others! I was lucky - not only was my family keen on reading, they had little preconception of "boys' books" & "girls' books" so I worked my way through LM Montgomery, Stevenson, Buchan, the Biggles series, and any other books I could lay hands on! And yes - I too loved Wind in the Willows! (I've also walked most of the route taken by Stevenson in Travels With a Donkey!)

Dandelion - this is a great post! Thank you!

I've been leaving books in accessible places - especially when I'm travelling - for years. Some places have bookshelves for people to leave books they've read - & take books they want to read, which I've always appreciated! I like the friendly sticker idea ... although I'd run up a high bill to get enough stickers for every book!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday July 7, 2017, 7:27 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday July 7, 2017, 10:08 am
Noted, Thank you

Winn A (179)
Friday July 7, 2017, 3:23 pm

Spy Kat (224)
Friday July 7, 2017, 4:10 pm
very cool----thanks for sharing

Anne K (139)
Friday July 7, 2017, 4:48 pm
Thanks, Dandelion.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday July 7, 2017, 7:43 pm
Thank you

Janet B (0)
Friday July 7, 2017, 8:54 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday July 7, 2017, 9:46 pm
Good idea. Thanks Dandelion

Janet B (0)
Saturday July 8, 2017, 8:12 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday July 8, 2017, 10:00 pm
Wonderful idea. Am going to leave my first book today.

Debra G (0)
Saturday July 8, 2017, 11:46 pm
This is a fun idea. Another one popping up all over are "Little Free Libraries" - small boxes where you can take and/or leave books for anyone else. I've seen some amazing boxes made of old medicine cabinets or suitcases, and done up as elf houses, castles, tree stumps, bird houses... One in my neighborhood posts a monthly poem on the door. I've found mysteries, classics, bodice-rippers, histories, and kids books (and contributed a few, too). Any time you can get a book into the hands of an eager reader is wonderful.

Raleigh k (357)
Sunday July 9, 2017, 9:18 pm
great ideas ty

Evelyn B (63)
Monday July 10, 2017, 1:43 am
Yes - there was a story posted on C2NN a couple of years ago about the "free libraries", Debra! It's a great idea.

I've been part of trying to start something of the sort in my small French town - We found some cafés willing to "host" the boxes, & someone willing to make 4 or 5, but ... we needed an OK from the Mayor, & he didn't like the idea :>(

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 3:53 am
What a shame, as they say there is always one. Perhaps if you have a new Mayor you can present this idea and they may think differently about it.

Evelyn B (63)
Tuesday July 11, 2017, 10:38 am
Unfortunately, they are in for 6 years, & there are another 4 years before (I hope) he gets voted out! I still don't understand how he got back in 2 years ago - he had upset many people, but apparently not enough ;>(

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 2:41 am
Left a book at the cafe the other day. Hope it wasnt trashed.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday July 13, 2017, 4:15 am
Good for you Margie.

Evelyn, I thought the same about our Tea Bag Gov. Rick Scott as he had even upset some within his own Party, yet he was voted in a 2nd term. Everyone kept placing all the blame on Obama and for those who pay little to no attention that, I guess, was good enough for them.

It wasn't Obama who didn't take the high speed rail monies to do a shovel ready project it was the Gov. in fact it was Obama offering the money. It wasn't Obama who cut our school budget so low, schools had to close so on so forth, it was our Gov., it wasn't Obama who cut our mosquito program money back where Zika became a problem it was our Gov. And on and on we go.......

Guess your little free library has a long way to go then Evelyn. What's not to like about books?

SylvieBusy A (190)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 4:28 am
Thank you for sharing this great idea.

Marija M (25)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 8:22 am
This kind of "library" is quite popular in our country, and in our town we have 2.
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