Even Mary Berry got involved!
I'm among the guilty who tend to buy my books on amazon as it's cheap and pretty easy but over the past year or so I have made a conscious effort to support bookshops more and my love for independent bookshops has resurfaced. I just love the indie bookshops - they have so much life and character to them. I find that because each one is different and quirky in its own way, it makes it feel like an adventure waiting to be discovered!
I also think that the orange 'Books are my Bag' bags are fab! What a great way to celebrate BAMB day and raise awareness by having not only a lovely bag to carry all your books in, but for it to stand out and grab the attention of everyone!
The team at Harlequin HQ got their bags through last week and posted up some pictures of them having fun with them...
Another thing I have started to notice, is the uplift and spreading of book tote bags. You can get some really amazing ones, including Mira Ink's 'Book Geek' ones, that not only serve a great purpose (and are environmentally friendly) but show off that you're a book lover! I think it has definitely become cool to be a reader and to love books and so what better than to have a book bag to tell the world!
This popped up on twitter the other day - and how amazing! Do you think book themed bags are the way to increase numbers of readers and booklovers out there? Does it make reading cooler?
Do you have any book tote bag favourites? I managed to get a tote from Hay festival this year and I love it - I end up carrying it with me all the time!
What would you love to see on a tote bag? I'd love to have the Waterstone's ad slogan on one - I think it sums up bookshops for me:
But I am definitely proud to carry round a book themed bag, and I can't wait to use my Books Are My Bag bag and spread the bookshop love!
And to spread the love even more, so you can join in Books Are My Bag day for a little bit longer... here's a small giveaway competition!
In celebration of Books Are My Bag and all things book-loving, Mira Ink have got a lovely goodie bag of books to give away! Enter below by telling us What you love most about bookshops!
(Comp ends Sunday midnight)
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