Stories From Across the Globe #bookgivingday 2017 – Part Two

#bookgivingday was bigger than ever this year – thank you so much for spreading the love of reading on 14th February. A huge welcome to both Pakistan and Gibraltar who’ve participated for the first time this year. We continue to be heartened by your wonderful stories of book giving across the globe. Social media is chock-a-block full of amazing examples, here are just a few…

#bookgivingday reached Gibraltar for the very first time this year thanks to The StoryTeller. They distributed books to places such as Varyl Begg Preschool, John Mackintosh Hall Library, Women’s Refuge, PC Dental Clinic, PC Child Health Clinic, & Jellybabies Nursery.


Sarah Cox, told us of her charity bookshop in Danham Market Norfolk, UK, spreading the book love…


Sinking Springs Elementary in York, Pennsylvania had great fun leaving book surprises around their school…


Another country new to #bookgivingday this year was Pakistan – More than 200 books were distributed in Transworld School Rawalpindi Pakistan. A Story Telling Session was also held in which Ms. Ailya Khan and Mr. Ahmad Shah mesmerized the students with amazing stories. Story Telling Sessions were also held in ROOTS School System DHA Islamabad Pakistan where students donated books for poor students.


Author Zehra Hicks took books along to her local libraries in the UK…


The lovely school librarian, Book Lover Jo, chose four organisations to donate of these book bundles to in the UK…


Nektaria gifted books in Greece… we hear that #bookgivingday has really taken off here!


Giving free new and used books to children and adults at Edmonton,Canada. Thanks to the support from students, parents and teachers of Grandview Heights School…


Have we included your plans? Comment below, or post your pics on social media using #bookgivingday and we’ll find you! 

About Emma Perry

Picture book writer, represented by Bell Lomax Moreton. Founder of My Book Corner, organiser of International Book Giving Day. Proud member of the Golden Egg Academy, busy scribbling stories of 500 words.

9 thoughts on “Stories From Across the Globe #bookgivingday 2017 – Part Two

  1. Last year I gave picture books to a couple of aged care homes in Sydney for the residents to be able to share with families with young children who visit. They usually don’t have any picture books lying around. I did the same this year.


  2. Many of the families at Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, Australia showed great support of our International Book Giving Day event – Morning Stories and Muffins. The Library was bustling with joyous story sharing between parents and their children. Thanks to the generous donations from families of almost 100 new books, the young patients at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will have access to some wonderful stories. What a fabulous initiative!


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