Not to long ago we read about a campaign via our Twitter Page (@theloveofdewey) about book fairies. Yes, you read that right. Magical book fairies that leave books in unexpected and mysterious places for readers to find, devour, and pass on. I absolutely loved this idea and ordered some stickers right away. You can read more about them on The Book Fairies' website.
After ordering my set of stickers, I had to order business cards for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Archiving Conference (MARAC) I am presenting at this spring. But of course, I did this at midnight and in my sleep-deprived state put the wrong professional web address on them and had to order more. Does anyone with a MLIS really need personal business cards? Now I have 100 non-useable and 100 useable ones.... But that's not what I really wanted to tell you...
While I was ordering my second batch of library business cards I decided to create some for For the Love of Dewey. Wouldn't it be fun to hid them around town? In places like the coffee shop, at the park, in the bathroom at the mall? Wouldn't it be even better if we placed our cards inside a beloved book for people with bookish hearts to find?
So here is the For the Love of Dewey movement inspired by The Book Fairies and my business card accident. For those of you who find a card, a book, or both, come to our blog and tell us! Tell us that you found our card and what you think of the book. And when you're done reading it, leave it somewhere for another book lover to find. Let's see how far these books and the love for all things dewey can go!
You can comment below here, on our Book Club page, or our GoodReads group. Come and spread the bookish love!