This year, Book Riot and the Harry Potter Alliance organized a day of book donations and meet-ups in honor of World Book Night, April 23, and what a night we had!
— Book Riot (@BookRiot) April 23, 2015
Five amazing bookstores and one great bar agreed to be donation drop-off points and host a hang-out for booknerds in five cities: Chicago, IL; Richmond, VA; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; and Lexington, KY.
A dude with a cape just showed up, but he's NOT here for the #BYOBBookDrive. How?
— Josh Corman (@JoshACorman) April 23, 2015
Some events doubled down on the snacks, like Richmond:
All the attendees really took our challenge to clear out their bookshelves to heart.
— Rachel Manwill (@rachelmanwill) April 23, 2015
And some were incredibly generous:
— Rincey (@rinceya) April 24, 2015
Yes, that is a SIGNED FIRST EDITION of The Bone Clocks. Commence drooling at will.
— jenn n (@jennIRL) April 23, 2015
The Apparating Library, in case you’re not familiar, is a roving library that appears only where Harry Potter Alliance folks are. Books are donated by event attendees, get cataloged, then traded and circulated amongst library donors. A few of the the BYOB events had full-on libraries; if you got one of those books, you can help track its journey here!
— The HPA (@TheHPAlliance) April 23, 2015
Thank you so much to everyone who came out and donated books; between the five cities, we collected more than a thousand books (!!!) and donated to five different literacy charities.
— Open Books Store (@openbookstore) April 24, 2015
And if you missed it, never fear. The Harry Potter Alliance is running their book drive, the Accio Books campaign, through June.
See you in 2016!