Open to the public. Free.
Promoting “long-form reading in a short-form world” it’s the Triad’s first Bookup. The concept: Come to a designated place at a certain time and read a book. That’s it. No talking. No cover. No minimum. Food and drinks are extra (ordered and consumed quietly).
Inspired by the popular silent Reading Party in Seattle, each Bookup will honor a Triad or North Carolina non-profit organization focusing on reading and literacy. The debut Bookup will accept voluntary donations to the Greensboro Public Library including books (limit 2). Everyone is welcome to bring books to share with those who come empty-handed.
Guest bloggers/tweeters Stewart Pittman (aka Lenslinger) and Danielle Hatfield will be there. Also local authors Parke Puterbaugh, Brian Clarey and yours truly. More to come.
Steve Sumerford, assistant director of the Greensboro Public Library, commented, “Sometimes the most innovative ideas are simple ones. I love the concept of The Bookup.”
Einstein put it another way: “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
For details check the Facebook page: The Bookup and @TheBookup on Twitter.
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