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Book Lovers Put Down Your Phone and Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

August 9th is National Book Lovers Day and we want to acknowledge and celebrate the power of books. Books can transport you to another time and place. Books can inspire and challenge you.  Books can encourage you to learn and explore. Books come in many formats; audio, digital, picture, graphic that anyone can find something just right for them. If you haven't picked up a book in a while, today is the day. It will not only change your life, but those around you.

  • Support your local library so everyone has the same opportunities
  • Recycle your books with neighborhood book swaps
  • Join a book club to meet people and share ideas
  • Volunteer to read to children or the elderly
  • Follow your dream and write your own book

Need some reading suggestions? Scroll down to our Inspiring Reads section to find a few of our favorite books and learn about Better World Books a Certified B Corp funding literacy programs and keeping books out of the landfill one book at a time.

Ever read a book that changed your life? Go to our social media pages Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and share your story or photo.

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Inspiring Reads -

Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date Better World Books has donated over 35 million books, raised over $34 million to fund literacy programs and libraries and reused or recycled over 450 million books keeping them out of our landfills.

If we could only take one book with us to a deserted island, these were our picks

A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

by Bill Bryson

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini

10th anniversary edition of the "New York Times "bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.
An unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, "The Kite Runner "is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

by Don Miguel Ruiz

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will "become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love". Author workshops.

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