If Emma Watson wasn’t awesome enough already with her activism, talent and epic Goodreads list, she is now also a fairy. The best kind of fairy there is: a book fairy. She is basically living my dream life.
Watson joined forces with The Book Fairies to spread the joy of reading, leaving books in public spaces for anyone to happen upon and enjoy.
On International Women’s Day, fairies all over the world from New Zealand to London took to the streets to take a literary stand for women, leaving some of the greatest feminist literature of our generation on the tube, at bus stops or in town centres. All the books left that day were from Watson’s Goodreads ‘Our Shared Shelf’ but leaving novels around major cities is not an incredibly new concept with organisations like Book Crossing and Books of the Underground already in existence.
Books on the Underground has been running for half a decade and it was working with this talented crew that The Book fairies were born. Fairies now operate in dozens of countries around the world (there is most likely some one in your city :O). The beauty is that anyone can sign up, all you need is the sticker starter kit which can be ordered from their website (The stickers help finders know that the book is not lost property but free for the taking!).
So I guess we know what we will be doing this weekend!