I’m helping to spread the word. There is a “take your child to a bookstore day” on December 3rd.
I think most people who come here like books. I’m guessing many of us are in fact book pushers. You know the people who are constantly telling others “You should read this”. It makes sense that we would want to support books, bookstores and just teach our children to love them too.
There are link here and here where they have buttons you can put on your blog (and by you I mean people who can figure out how to do things like that) and posters you can print and hang up around town. So help spread the word. And if you can, grab your child, your niece, nephew, or some kid off the playground (ask his mother first) and take them to a bookstore. Go to your favorite indie, a box store or wherever you go to buy books. Amazon doesn’t count. Even if you don’t have the finances to purchase anything take your child. Introduce them to the wonder that is a store devoted to books. Let them touch the spines, smell the paper and breathe the words. If for some reason you can't get to a bookstore, are afraid you won't have enough self control, or have been banned from all bookstores near you then take them to the library, get them their own library card. If you take them, they will love.
I’m planning on taking my two; I even know which book I plan to find for them.