If you don’t already know, Emma Watson works hand in hand with an organization called, I Believe In Book Fairies. They’re a bunch of awesome people who leaves books all over the world (and if you’re lucky, you might even get one from Emma herself) for everyone to enjoy. The concept is, once a person spots the book, he/she takes it (for FREE) and after she’s done reading, she leaves it out somewhere for another person to find and enjoy! Anyway, we all know how much of a bibliophile Emma is, and because she wants to share the joy of reading to the world, the organization launched the book fairies worldwide!
Now, here’s the best part, I GOT TO BE A PART OF THIS REMARKABLE INITIATIVE! On June 24, 2017, the Dubai chapter of the book fairies decided to head out to Dubai Mall. Our headquarters for the day was Walter’s Coffee and even though it was still Ramadan, they welcomed us with open arms so we could get our books ready 🙂
We set out to do our jobs as book fairies at 4pm. Basically, we had to hide these books around Dubai Mall while leaving clues on our Instagram Stories so people could easily find them 🙂 Here’s the thing, I’ve got to be honest, it wasn’t an easy as I thought it would be. It was quite difficult to find an area with a lot of people passing by, even though it was already the last day of Ramadan. Malls aren’t as crowded as I expected it to be. Even the cinema area was almost deserted.
But hey, even though it took quite a while, I’m still glad I was able to witness avid readers pick up a book and happily walk away with it. Seeing someone grab the book was one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever experienced and my heart was overflowing with joy that day. I ain’t even exaggerating!
Here’s a couple of the book finders!
This guy’s one of our favourite book finder! He got all three books of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy! At first, he only wanted to take the first book. But of course, we couldn’t let that happen because all three books were up for grabs. We were so thrilled to see the look on his face when he heard that all three books were for him! <3
I can’t wait for the next Dubai Book Fairies meet up and giveaway books! If ya’ll want to join the initiative or know more about Dubai Book Fairies, do follow mydubaibookfairies on Instagram and send them a message 🙂
‘Till next time!