Here's a nice idea that's been flung up on the Internet recently -- take your (or somebody else's) child to a bookstore on December 4th!
Let them pick out a book for immediate purchase . . . or make a wish list for the holidays . . . or perhaps, select books for giving to others.
I have fond memories of almost monthly visits to the book department of Maas Brothers -- a large department store in Tampa, Florida -- back in the Fifties and being allowed to purchase the latest Nancy Drew. How nice to be able to pass on a similar experience to a young reader!
This is a new idea, just getting started -- but what a wonderful gift for a child -- to be introduced to the joy of book owning and to the special thrill of being surrounded by books, any one of which might become a lifelong friend.
There's more information HERE.
LIII -November 2011
4 years ago