Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: How books can grow on trees

Friday, 30 December 2011

How books can grow on trees

Who says books don’t grow on trees? You’d be forgiven for thinking they do if you’d visited the Community Christmas Tree Festival in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England this December. Thanks to the combined generosity of BookCrossers around the world, the joy of books was spread to all who visited the fabulous Festival. There were plenty of trees present, but this tree was the only one with decorations and books donated from all around the world. Those present were amazed to learn that the books tucked underneath the branches were theirs for the taking - no strings attached. As an added special treat, Festival attendees were able to help themselves to decorations from the tree itself. Two people have already made journal entries about their catches (and one of them was a new member)! Hopefully, there will be plenty more people who think of BookCrossing as they open their books, drop in their bookmarks, or decorate their own trees this Christmas.

 Also posted on BookCrossing

A big thankyou to everyone who helped by sending me books and/or decorations, or by posting their messages  on bookcrossing. I'm hoping to do it again next year, although maybe with a slightly different style of decorations.

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