The Book Fairies are truly international, and we are proud to introduce you to some of them here. If you’d like to have some stickers, then please order them here. If your country isn’t featured below, email email@example.com to ask about becoming an official book fairy! First there is a directory of official social accounts, and below are some details about who runs them!
Meet Cordelia, Chief Book Fairy
I have always loved reading. My dad has an independent bookshop (Laurence Oxley’s in Hampshire) so I grew up around books. For the last Harry Potter book I set up an event to open the bookshop at midnight! There was such a long queue down the street. I love to read and share my books with friends, so The Book Fairies is simply an extension of that. Having book fairies around the world is so exciting and I cannot wait to see people finding the books!
Meet Abeer, a Book Fairy in Dubai, U.A.E.
I’m Abeer, a 26-year old Filipina blogger based in Dubai who loves reading and going out to look for cafes hidden around town. Reading is my first love, thanks to my mother who is a bibliophile as well. Books changed me and helped me become a better person; they are my best friends who I can rely on. I wouldn’t know who I am right now without them. I read when I’m sad, I read when I’m happy and with books, I am never alone. I want other people to feel the same thing, too. That’s why becoming one of the book fairies is like a dream coming into a reality, as I am able to reach out to people with the hopes of spreading love and happiness one book at a time.
Meet Keshav, a Book Fairy in Delhi, India
I am Keshav, 21, currently pursuing a Masters degree in English Literature. It is almost dreamlike to finally be fulfilling the promise of a book fairy in India. The very thought of someone smiling after finding a book unexpectedly is beautiful and exciting. It is like being a catalyst in someone’s happiness; bringing them learning and the joy of reading!
Meet Amalia, a Book Fairy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
I’m Amalia, a 26 year old Nutrition Student, I work in a medical practice and I can’t wait to finish University! I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve read since I was a little girl, at primary school we had a “reading plan” they gave us 3 books to read during summer break and I devoured them, so my parents had to find me some other books to read. During high school we had the same “reading plan” but consisted on 5 books for summer and one book per month during school time. I enjoy so much discovering new worlds, thoughts and history through books, it’s a way to open your mind and build your imagination. If I had to choose a favourite book, I would choose The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I love that book, my granny gave it to me for my 10th birthday and I read it every year, and each time I read it, I find some new learning. It is a book of endless knowledge, a lovely story suitable for all ages and everybody should read it at least once in their lives.
Meet Hanife, a Book Fairy in Denmark
Hanife Aydin, 19 years old. I’m a student and in my spare time I work at a supermarket or I’m with friends/family. I’m actually from Turkey but live in Denmark, and I’ve always lived here in Denmark. I love books and spend too much money on them. I’m a bit addicted to Instagram where i have 2 accounts; one as a normal of my everyday and the other one where I’m making hijab(headscarf) tutorials and talk about politics/feminism. I am the kind of girl who always smiles and is open for new people and new things but I’m also kind of shy in some ways.
Meet Renata, a Book Fairy in Germany
Hi, I am Renata. Originally I come from Central Asia, but currently live in Germany. Having a strong financial and marketing background, I pursue my career in the field of the digital advertising. I would call myself a “trained-extroverted” introvert, thus it should come as no surprise that I love-love-love books. Books have always been my “quiet harbor”, and I am proud to call myself a bookworm. Besides working hard and being a book fairy, I enjoy travelling and exploring the world, doing yoga and meeting up with friends and family!
Meet Amatullah, a Book Fairy in Kenya
I am a twenty year old who is a seven year old at heart. I am passionate about the things that I do and two of these is being a bookworm and a Kenyan which makes being a book fairy that much more important since it combines both (I owe it to booksontheunderground for letting this happen – they are awesome). Being a Dawoodi Bohra, a student, testing the waters of life and being me each and every second in order to reach Eudaimonia (best philosophy of life ever) is what I am – my identity, so to say.
Meet Aiskell, a Book Fairy in Venezuela
Hi! I’m Aiskell Yanez from Venezuela. I’m a student of English and community manager, also I am activists in a for the human rights in a political organization. In my free time I like go out with my friends, dance and watch TV. I love the TV series and movies. One of favorite movie mine is Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. I love read, is my passion. I always remember one book that I read for my class in high school, it was “Crónica de una muerte anunciada” by Gabriel García Márquez, the feel that I feel is, for me, unreal. Be part of the many different historys and live many life is the most exciting feeling. That’s why I love the books and I am very excited to be the first Book Fairy in Venezuela. The happiness you feel when reading a book, being able to transport me to unknown places and letting the imagination fly is amazing and I want that many more people in my country can also enjoy that emotion and happiness. Books are the perfect escape that we all need.
Meet Doris, a Book Fairy in Japan
Born in Suzhou, China. Had lived in Melbourne, Australia and now lives in Tokyo, Japan. A simple and modern woman who is passionate about everything artistically subtle and imperfectly perfect.
Meet Jade-Ceres, a Book Fairy in New Zealand
I am a digital marketing strategist by profession but writing is my first love. I have been writing professionally for a good 15 years. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my daughter and my husband, where I started Books on the Bus NZ — a movement to place new and used books in New Zealand’s public transport systems (buses, trains, ferries, taxis, bus stops and train stations) — which, was of course, inspired by Books on the Underground.
Meet Petra, a Book Fairy in Singapore
I grew up in Germany, consider myself a local in four different cities and currently live with my family (and cat) in Singapore where I went back to school and studied art managment. I now have my own studio where I love to paint and organize the ArtWalk@Wessex. If am not painting you’ll probably find me on my yoga mat or reading a book!
Meet Kaitlyn, a Book Fairy in California, U.S.A.
Besides being a Book Fairy, I’m a college student, data clerk, and part time Merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel. I love to read, write, and watch movies. I’m still trying to figure what career path I want to pursue, but until then I’m happy dabbling in all sorts of pies. I try to be mindful and curious with everything I do, and strive to be a life long learner.
Meet Leslie, a Book Fairy in Mexico
I’m from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. I’m a student of Design for Graphic Communication, I love what I do, I love creating new things. I work as a receptionist at a clinic. In my spare time I like to draw and paint. Also a little reading. My favourite book is Sally Nicholls ” This Is not Right ”. It is my favourite book because it was the first time that a book transmitted me thousands of feelings, I understood many personal things and about my environment. I would love to be able to share all this with others, let the world know that reading is not bad and not boring We all find ” something ” where we fit in and we end up loving it. May the world feel the wonder of reading.
Meet Sihem, a Book Fairy in France
My mother taught me how to read and love books. She started by reading them to me, then with me. Thanks to her! My name is Sihem and I am probably the most awkward kid in my family. I started reading at age seven. The following year, I was already writing stories about princesses, dragons and fairies. I met my only true friend in kindergarten, and since that day we have shared the love we have for reading. We had a private Harry Potter (fangirl) club together and in my high school we’ll make a book club for sharing love, beauty, culture, imagination… Around books. A book is not only paper: it’s a world. A new world for me. A world where I can escape. Harry Potter taught me that it’s OK to make your own family with people that truly love and care about you. And today, I found a second family who loves books just as much as I do
Meet Edison, a Book Fairy in Taiwan
About becoming a book fairy: I believe reading books can positively influence the culture of a city and each individual has the ability not only to enrich their lives but their hometown, too. Being the first book fairy in Taipei gives me a perfect opportunity to share the happiness, fulfilment, and perspectives that I gained from books. I’m an educational studies graduate who has a wide interest from filmmaking to all sorts of outdoor activities. For me, travelling and reading are the best way to explore the world and seek the inspirations.
Meet Martina, a Book Fairy in Italy
I’m Martina from Milan, Italy, and like all of us, I am a book nut/enthusiast. I studied languages and literature so that I could read in more languages. If I’m not reading a book I am probably at the cinema or out riding my bicycle. I like the classic book and tea, but what I love most is reading on means of transport because it’s like taking advantage of an otherwise boring moment. I am happy when i know I’m going to be on a train for an hour, because I get to read more! This is one of the reasons I’m excited to be a book fairy; I want people to experience what a book can do to your day, it can even change your perspective. I believe the written word is a gift, and sharing books is my (our) way to celebrate it and be thankful.
Meet Claira, a Book Fairy in Los Angeles
My name is Claira and I love stories. While growing up I learned to read wrapped in the arms of my parents and grandparents and can never thank them enough for sharing the love of reading with me. I will never stop searching for great stories and in 28 years of life I have found nothing more magical than the art of storytelling. Living in Los Angeles, I am happily exposed to stories in all forms. Whether in dance and music, paintings and sculptures, film or novels, life holds beautiful stories. As a reader and writer I will never tire of sharing them.
Meet Diana, a Book Fairy in Barcelona, Spain
I am a dreamy and creative woman, I like movies, music and of course, books! I enjoy a day with my family and friends, I like to play guitar and do calligraphy, fan of black chocolate and matcha tea. Born in Bogotá – Colombia, living in Barcelona where I studied typography; volunteer in an ONG and proudly Book Fairy in Spain.
Meet Mia, Book Fairy in Denmark
Hi I’m Mia, I’m 22 years old and I live in Denmark. I study history at Aarhus University and I use my sparetime to be with friends and family as well as spending a lot of time reading books. I love reading because it takes you to an entirely different world. Through books you meet people who you instantly fall in love with and they take you on a journey that goes farther than the words on the pages. When it comes to my favorite book it is too hard to choose! Tamora Pierce and J. K. Rowling are both writers I grew up with and I am quite certain I wouldn’t be the same person without the books about the Tortall universe and the books about Harry Potter. Through the years many more books have joined my collection, and it is completely impossible for me to choose only one.
meet Gosia, a Book Fairy in Poland
Gosia Kowalska, a Polish girl with the most Polish surname. I’m a 4th year medicine student, a passionate reader, a lousy ukulele player and an aspiring singer. I’ve sung in a musical, now I sing in a choir and send each year a Christmas carol to my friends. One day I hope to sing to stressed mothers during their labour, as I want to become an Ob-Gyn. Hoping to bring some goodness to the world.
Meet Nadege, a Book Fairy in Slovakia
First thing to know about me : I love books, food and history (especially WWII. Originally from Paris, I moved to Bratislava last year to teach French. My job allows me to teach me French (obviously!) but sometimes I also get the chance to talk about books and politics with my students (whom I love very much). My mom told me recently that when I was younger, I would often grab a book and ask my parents to read me stories. I drove them crazy but now they read almost as much as I do 😉
Meet Oz, a Book Fairy in Turkey
My name is Öz. I was born in East Sussex, England to Turkish parents in 1992. I have been living in Bursa, Turkey since 2010, where I completed my studies in Anaesthesia and am now occupied with studying Business Administration. I teach English part time and spend the rest of my free time with volunteer work, trying to better the community I live in. Getting lost in a good book is one of my favourite things in life. I am very excited to be the first Book Fairy in Turkey because there is something very powerful about giving and sharing, putting an unexpected smile on someone’s face. I am excited to be spreading books over my city, to hopefully see more readers everywhere I go, because books are the key to understanding different lives, to learning and ultimately to a peaceful world; and we all need that right now.
Meet Reka, a Book Fairy in Hungary
When I was a kid, I did not particularly love reading, I was much more interested in foreign places and new cities. Then as I was growing up I realised that reading is like travelling – a good book can take you to a whole new world. I believe that nowadays people need reading more than ever – taking the time to escape from this continuously buzzing, busy world can help you to stay healthy – both inside and outside. That’s why I’m so excited to become a book fairy and bring books closer to people. I’m very proud of Budapest, as there’s not a single morning when I don’t see passengers reading on the metro, so I hope that our hidden presents will make some bookworm’s day. My motto is: let’s make reading mainstream again! 🙂
Meet Andrea, a Book Fairy in Norway
Hi I’m Andrea Belle and I´m 25 years old, living and working here in Norway for about a year now. I spend most of my time working, reading inside Espresso House, listening to Paramore or Joshua Radin and sometimes contemplating while I´m on the bus or train. Other times, I play with my 8-month old adorable niece during my days off from work or loiter at Litteraturhuset or spend time with friends or scroll down on the Yelp mobile app or plan a travel getaway. Aside from books, I like the colour purple, the stars, the beach, chocolates, watching films/series and taking photos of different places. Reading (authors and writers specifically) has mostly changed my perception in this world. I like the idea of learning from other people by reading their works. I was at a very young age when my grandmother first introduced me to the wonderful world of reading books. Ever since I laid hands on my first little book, I continued to read, I wrote on my name and the date I begin reading it, I wrapped plastic covers around each of them for preservation, I considered them as my collection, I went from one bookshop to another to find more books and I have not stopped since 🙂
Meet Grace, a Book Fairy in Ireland
I’m thrilled to be the first book fairy in Ireland, the home of so many wonderful writers – and fairies. For me, books are magical and I can’t wait to sprinkle some magic around Dublin. I graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a B.A in English Lit., and Drama Studies. It’s an exciting and frustrating time to be an actor and feminist in Dublin these days. The ‘Waking The Feminists’ movement certainly gave the Irish arts industry a good wake-up call. I see this project as another way of doing my part for feminism in Ireland.
Meet Julie, a Book Fairy in Leeds, U.K.
I’m a 40 year old paramedic, living in a small village approximately 25 miles outside Leeds. I’ve spent most of my working life in Leeds & help to care for the city’s inhabitants & visitors through my job. I’ve always loved books, and have become an avid reader over the last 3 years or so. My job is rewarding but can also be very demanding and emotional, and books help me to deal with the stress, grief and tragedy I see on a daily basis. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Book Fairies Worldwide story. I want to spread the joy of reading to others, and hopefully help those who don’t easily get access to books. It is a project very close to my heart.
Meet Anna, a Book Fairy in Italy
Booklover before learning to read (thanks to my bookworm family), I enjoy getting into the minds of the writers. When not reading, you can find me cycling or rollerblading through country roads, trying my best at gardening and organizing activity for kids. Love to host dinner with friends at home. Embracing the fact that I will not be the lady who always looks put together and my messy curly hair :-). Bank employee for a living. A book’s incipit to represent me: “We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life.” (Marina Keegan – The Opposite of Loneliness).
Meet Marie-Celia, a Book Fairy in France
My name’s Marie-Célia and I’m a modern languages and law student at La Sorbonne University in Paris. As far back as I can remember I’ve always loved reading and writing as well as books, the way they feel and how they smell. I spent my entire childhood in bookshops. This passion comes from both of my parents and especially from my dad who was himself a writer and would read his stories to me at bedtime. I love travelling and at every possible opportunity I just jump on a plane but never without a good book and great music. I like getting involved and speaking up for the things I believe in, as I think it’s really important nowadays, that’s why I’m an active member in my uni group Sorbonne for the United Nations (including groups as UN Women, UNEP, UNICEF,…).
Meet Tiff, a Book Fairy in Western Australia
I’m Tiff, I live in Perth Western Australia. I’ve grown up with books all around me. From a young age I would fall asleep listening to audio books about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh. My fondest memories from my childhood are of my parents reading me Pollyanna and Anne of Green Gables. These books really shaped me as an individual and I try to live my life with as much love, wonder and enthusiasm as they did. One of my main loves, other than books, is travelling and exploring the world. I think this is another reason why I love books so much! Books transport you to another world, another perspective, even another universe. I love to see things through other peoples eyes and reading allows me to do this. I’m honored to be the first book fairy in Australia. I’m so excited to be able to share my love of books with other people! I love the idea that the books I leave will make someone’s day brighter. I really believe that the book fairies are spreading a little magic around the world with every book that is shared! Follow @bookfairies_aus on instagram!
Meet Anna, a book fairy in Seattle, WA
Hello! I’m Anna from Seattle, WA. For as long as I can remember books have been an integral part of my life. My mother is a retired librarian and my dad the worlds greatest story teller, and together they planted the seed of loving books in me at a very, very young age. Books provide whole new worlds and languages to become lost in and I always come out the other side knowing more about who I am. While inside a book I am never alone. Being a Book Fairy has breathed an even greater passion for books into me, and every time I share a book my soul flies a little with joy! I’m so honoured to be a part of this amazing project and am excited to keep spreading the love of books! Bibliophiles unite!!
Meet Dana, a book fairy in the Netherlands
I’m 20 years old and studying at Rotterdam School of Management. I’m actually from Germany, and that’s also why I think the book fairies are so great: it’s incredible to be a part of a worldwide community, especially one as inspiring as this one. No matter who you are, where you are from or where you currently live, everyone can be a book fairy and share the books that they love so that they can be loved by others as well!
Meet Tanya, a book fairy in Florida
Hi, I am Tanya Mishra. My love for reading began when I was a little girl and my grandfather would lend me books to read from his library hidden in the basement. I spend hours and hours reading classic literature and fell in love with the stories and distant worlds within these pages. When I am not reading, I work with UNICEF advocating and supporting global child education programs and share science & technology opportunities for students around the world through my program, Sprocket. I believe in the power of education and I hope every child has the opportunity to read a book, regardless of social, political or economic conditions! I also share classic vintage books with readers worldwide through my program called Books of Yore. Reading, learning, and sharing the love of books is what makes this world a better place!
Meet Luna, a book fairy in Vienna
My Name is Luna, I’m 28 years old and I live in Vienna/Austria. I’m an early childhood teacher and I also studied media education. I’m in love with books and libraries since forever. I got my first membership for the local library when I was three years old and since I can read for myself I always have at least one book with me. You just never know when there will be free time to spend with a book. I try to give my passion about books to the children I work with and now, as a Book Fairy, I have the chance to work a little magic throughout the day. I really love being a Book Fairy.
Meet Nicole, a book fairy in Cape Town
I’m a Zimbabwean-born, South African-bred, Cape Town-living lover of literature! I’m 23 years old and a Graphic Designer by trade. I love mac and cheese, writing over on my blog or Medium, planning my next trip and losing myself in my favourite stories. Books have always, always been a part of my life and I am extremely lucky to have grown up in a family that inspired this quality in me. I have especially grateful to my grandfather, my silent cheerleader. Whether I am out on business or discovering another corner of the globe, I always have a book on hand. I am blessed to be a part of this magical movement of Book Fairies and to be a part of inspiring the world’s love of literature and book sharing.
Meet Namita, a book fairy in Bangalore
I am Namita from the beautiful Bangalore and it’s a pleasure to be a book fairy hiding books around this city. Its a joy to find a book hidden mysteriously or to receive one by post and a bigger joy to be able to share it with more and spread it, a notion I fantasized for far too long. I was born in the hearty Delhi and studied literature there, so I credit all my love for books to that city. I love to travel and I anticipate to utilise this channel to make the books travel too and find a new home. Reading books from different cultures, genres and period of time, not just refreshes knowledge but also cultivates a new perspective, one that is different from ours. I have always embraced and encouraged that personally. I have many favourite books and authors, but I hold Wizard of Oz close to my heart always. Its the simplest of a story teaches a life’s lesson of how to cope with the basic necessity of having a heart or a brain or courage missing from life.
Meet Farah, a book fairy in Lebanon
I’m Farah Fakih, a graphic designer and a combination of both Gemini and Cancer. I enjoy cooking, cleaning and waking up so early to work. Lol! Just pulling your leg.
The only things I’m really good at are collecting books, reading and designing. When lost, can easily be found behind my laptop reading a book.
Meet Mathilda, a book fairy in Finland
I am Matilda, a Swedish-speaking Finn living in Vasa, Finland. I am PhD-student in educational sciences and currently working on a thesis on learning in informal virtual learning environments, such as video games. Apart from academic texts I also read as much fiction as I can and I love to share my literary experiences with others!
Meet Hailey, a book fairy in Missouri
Hi! I am Hailey, 31. I am a stay at home wife after becoming disabled from a car accident in 2005. I love animals and enjoy spending time tending to our urban farm. In my free time(other than reading, of course!), I enjoy painting, dancing and videography. An avid reader from an early age learning that I could escape life’s troubles inside the pages of a book. My car accident left me bedridden for nearly two years and within that time I indulged myself by reading book after book. By serving as a fairy, I hope to provide others with the opportunity to find their own serenity in the pages of a book. I am a Missouri native, so I am thrilled to be able to spread the magic, that is books, throughout my state!
Meet Lidija, a book fairy in Serbia
Hi, I am Lidija. I was born in Belgrade, Serbia with no intention of leaving for good. Officially, I work at a theater as a marketing assistant and, unofficially, I do whatever supports my passion for learning and exploring new things. I fell in love with books at the age of 4 and I have loved them ever since. In the meantime, I also started loving my bicycle, tasty coffees, craft beers and crazy challenges. I am looking forward to growing book fairies culture in my country.
Meet Kelsey, a book fairy in Virginia
My name is Kelsey and I am 27 years old. I attended college at BYU-IDAHO where I studied English Literature. I dream, and hope, of one day becoming a writer. I’ve loved reading as long as I can remember. But with other things going on in my lifestyle that time, I started to fall behind on my reading. My book piles would grow higher and higher but I couldn’t even make a dent in them! So at the beginning of 2017, I made a resolution to read at least 1-2 books each month! I first heard about the Book Fairies when I followed Books on the Underground on social media. I heard about Emma Watson “dropping books” in NYC and immediately, I was hooked! The main reason I joined Book Fairies Worldwide was because when I look around the world today, SO many people are glued to their phones and electronics. I wanted to share the joy of reading with them again and encourage people to start reading books more! More reading, Less tweeting!!
Meet Rose, a book fairy in Colorado
Hi! I’m Rose. I grew up traveling extensively around the U.S., and as an introvert who didn’t have a private place to escape to (I’m the youngest of 8 kids), reading became that escape. I’ve loved books ever since. I now have a personal library of over 500 books! Besides being a book fairy in Colorado, (where I now live full time), I also work as a pediatric nurse for special needs kiddos. Best. Job. Ever! I also enjoy traveling the world as time and money permits. I’m very honored and excited to become part of this venture, and encourage you to follow along with me @bookfairiescolorado on Instagram!
Meet Caitlin, a book fairy in Maine
I am a bibliophile through and through. I love books in any sense, and even enjoy them just being in my space. It feels like culture, learning, adventure, darkness, and light, when books are near. I have just started a Little Free Library in my neighborhood, to promote literacy amongst children and adults. My natural next step is becoming a book fairy, and spreading magic and joy around my great home state of Maine. My two children will be assisting!
Meet Jaymi, a book fairy in Orange County, California
Hi everyone! I’m Jaymi and we are in sunny Southern California. We live in “the OC” near Disneyland, Angel Stadium and Chapman University. I started a little free library and love to share books with friends and neighbors. Being a Book Fairy is another way to promote community and literacy. But more than that, I just love the idea of leaving a book for a stranger to find. What must they think when they realize it’s a book just for them? Or a child’s face when they see a book propped up against a tree? I’m a coffee drinker, animal lover, a proud Virgo, a journal junkie and nerdy nature girl. The books I’m most excited about for 2017 are: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan, Into the Water by Paula Hawkin, Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica, The Late Show by Michael Connelly, The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, The Blackbird Season by Katie Moretti and the Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain.
Meet Anna, a book fairy in Russia
Hello! I am Anna and I am from Russia. I teach English to children and adults and getting my students to read in English is one of my primary aims. As for me, I learned to read at the age of 4, but I learned to love reading much later, when my mother presented me Hector Malot’s “Sans Famille” (in Russian, of course))) I do believe that “Everybody loves reading, some people just haven’t found their favourite book yet” and I am truly proud of helping my younger sister fall in love with reading (oh, it was a long and thoroughly planned way!). I have always felt that my life should somehow be connected with books, maybe being a Book Fairy is just the beginning…
Meet Jules, a book fairy in Kentucky
Hi! I’m Jules and I love in the beautiful bluegrass state! I’ve loved reading since before I can remember and can often be found buried in a book. My favorite stories are usually fantasies, twisted fairy tales, or brilliant historical fiction (especially when the time period is from the War of the Roses and Tudor England). I am fortunate to have to opportunity to share my love of reading and stories with my son and now, as a book Fairy, with my whole state! It’s time to get lost in a story, Bluegrass lovers!
Meet Rebecca, a book fairy in Georgia
Hi, I’m Rebecca! Born and raised in the beautiful state of Georgia! Going to a bookstore, bookfair, or thriftstore? If yes, and you’re looking for a shopping buddy, then I’m your gal! I’m not quite sure when my love of books began. They’ve always been a part of my life. Some of my best friendships were born from the kindred love of books! The journeys and growth are what excite me! I take that back… it’s the whole experience! The feel, the smell, the emotion… everything! Most books can change your life, if you’ll allow it! For that reason, books are meant to be shared! So let’s get sharing!!
Meet Kadambari, a book fairy in Mumbai
My passion for reading were seeded in my childhood when I spent lazy summer afternoons devouring Enid Blytons and a hoard of other children’s classics. I have evidently been able to live up to my namesake “Kadambari” – which in a local Indian dialect literally means – A Novel. In addition to being an ardent reader, a book hoarder and a digital content expert, I am also a new mom, venturing on an entirely new journey of reading with my little daughter.
Books have been the sole reasons behind some of the strongest friendships I have formed over the years, and being a Book Fairy marks the start of other such magical friendships with readers from all around the world.
Meet Sophia, a book fairy in South Korea
Min joo yoo is a business major who quit her job from a promising career and headed to Paris to find what to do with her life. She later became a owner pastry chef of Glamorous Penguin dessert cafe in Seoul, Korea. She now acts as an ambassador for many brands and also as a TV personnel for various popular cooking shows in the country. She’s in love of all recipe cookbooks as well anything Jane Austen and Harry Potter. She is also the writer of american cake (Korean) and many more books to come.
Meet Catie, a book fairy in Texas
I have a deep love of reading, story-telling, and literacy. I came to book fairies because I love the idea of connecting people across the world, spreading positivity, and promoting reading for pleasure. I work at a non-profit that strives to improve literacy among at-risk youth. Many of our students have a negative connotation toward reading. They don’t know how to read or have people to read to them, or they come from other countries and don’t have books that represent their cultures. I believe education is the only way that we can move forward as an accepting and understanding society and without reading, there would be none of that! Our non-profit collaborates with many literacy-focused organizations and businesses to further the mission of helping our most needy succeed. My hobbies include writing, entrepreneurship, volunteering, animal welfare, art (both history and creating), meeting new people, reading (a given!) and traveling. I have a twin brother who started a successful publishing company and I come from a family of many talented people including writers, educators, and artists. You can find me at different book clubs, writers workshops, and author talks around town trying to soak up all things reading-related!
Meet Juliana, a book fairy in Brazil
Hi! I’m Juliana, from São Paulo, Brazil. I’d like to introduce myself with some words: 27 birthday candles, journalist as my actual profession, professor as my goal profession, lover of books (of course), lover of music, lover of films, lover of series, reader, writer, storyteller, dreamer. Especific things I try to introduce in my life: a Forrest Gump’s life story with some pinch of Rory Gilmore’s energy, plus a little of Bealtles’s melodies. This is me and I’m so glad to be a Book Fairy now.
Meet Cat, a book fairy in Indianapolis
Cat enjoys sharing her love of reading and knowledge, as a book fairy. She is thankful for a family that knew the importance of reading to her before the letters made any sense. This support has led her to study English, Political Science, Music, and Shakespeare & Cultural History. After working for a Congressman in DC and graduate studies at the Shakespeare Institute, Cat has returned to her native Indiana, with her best friend and husband, Tom (the best souvenir from her studies in England). She lives in Indianapolis, working for non-profits that impact her community. From the Indiana Repertory Theatre to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Cat is currently with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis helping others with their journey to wellness. “A good book appeal to what is best in us…” ~Scott Russell Sanders
Meet Christy, a book fairy in Pennsylvania
My name is Christy and I am the Official Book Fairy for the state of Pennsylvania. Books have always been a part of me – in my youth as a way to learn about the ways of the world – and in my adulthood as a way to keep my imagination alive and my knowledge expansive. I often collect books, literary classics and others I just cannot live without. My greatest book collection though, is that of Alice in Wonderland. I own over 100 copies, some are very old, some were gifts, and some are even in languages I cannot read! As the years have gone by, books have brought me to places I’ve never been, whether in my mind’s eye, or in person. The Harry Potter series, an integral part of my life (and heart!), brought me not just to a magical world, but also outside of my own country to visit England. Now, as Book Fairy, I get to talk to people living all over the planet in places I’ve never dreamed of being connected to. I believe, as Fairies and as people, books are the link that bring us all together.
Meet Megan, a book fairy in Columbus
Hi! I’m Megan from Columbus, Ohio. When I’m not working as a pharmacist, I’m traveling, hanging out with my dog, spending time with friends and family, or speaking up about the various causes I’m passionate about. For as long as I can remember, I have loved getting lost in a book. Over the years, books have opened doors to new worlds, cultures, languages and stories for me. I tend to read dystopian stories (or Harry Potter for the 100th time), but being a part of the Our Shared Shelf book club has not only helped me branch out, but also introduced me to The Book Fairies. I absolutely love doing random acts of kindness for people, so The Book Fairies is a wonderful merge of that with my love of reading. I’m excited and honored to be a part of this organization and share my love of books with others!
Meet Michaela, a book fairy in Scotland
I am Michaela, a 23 year old geneticist who spends more time reading books than doing science. Whups! I am from Slovakia but have been living in Scotland for 4 years. I love trying and experiencing new things so books are the prefect way how to enjoy all the good from this world (whilst being warm and safe). You travel the world, you fall in love, meet amazing and inspirational people and then cry for days when the journey is over. You get all the feels from just one book! I am happy to now be a part of the Book Fairies so that I can share the joy of reading by sharing books.
Meet Lou, a book fairy in UK
Hello! I’m Lou , from Brazil. I’m a 26 year old book loving scientist living in the UK after having lived everywhere else. I love how the pages of a good book smell when you first open it, and that first sentence that draws you in to this whole new world. Books have always helped me escape from the world, either on a good day just for the enjoyment of it, or on a bad day where the world on the pages just wipe your mind of any problems or sorrow. The book fairies help make those wonderful worlds found in pages that much greater by sharing it with everyone and it is a thrill to be a part of this. Helping make someone’s day by finding a good book is the best reward.
Meet Debbie, a book fairy in Northern Ireland
My name is Debbie and I live in Northern Ireland. I am married with 2 adult daughters and 2 grandsons. I have always loved books and reading. One of my favourite books from childhood is Anne Frank and I absolutely enjoyed visiting the museum in Amsterdam a few years ago. I could have happily stayed there all day.
I run a book club and we meet once a month with updates and discussions on our Facebook page. I love being a book fairy because I get to share my love of books with a little bit of magic added!!
Meet Themis, a book fairy in Louisiana
Hi, I’m Themis, a high school teacher in Louisiana. I’m a bibliophile and a book hoarder. If I had it my way I’d spend the day reading and talking about books. Some of my favorite books are The Count of Monte Cristo, And Then There Were None, Emma, The Book Thief, and Fight Club. Yep, I read a little bit of everything!
Meet Cara and Ibby, book fairies in Arkansas
I’m a 17-year-old book fairy named Ibby, working alongside my mom, Cara, in Arkansas, USA. We are both avid readers. I, Ibby, am very proficient in the ancient arts of walking while reading and hiding novels behind textbooks in class. My mom, Cara, has had a large book club for 11 years going. They may or may not drink a lot of wine during said book club. Needless to say, we are both thrilled to be the official book fairies of Arkansas and we’re so excited to travel the state and spread the love of books and reading.
Meet Varsha, a book fairy in Goa
My life has been about stories for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a journalist, a public relations writer and a copywriter in the advertising industry. As a features journalist I told of interesting tales and people. Now as a freelance book editor, I help authors tweak their stories into compelling and strong narratives; and write book reviews for a Bombay newspaper. An aspiring writer, I’m mulling over my own tale to pen along the way. Additionally, I’m a lightworker, with first-hand experience of the life-altering benefits of spiritual healing. I use the gentle and loving energies of angels, nature and life force to find balance and strength for a fulfilling life. I use angel cards for guidance; and energy healing and essential oils in therapeutic massage to bring relief to aches and enhance overall well-being. I was destined to be a Book Fairy; a combination of my two loves in life — books and magic!
Meet Karyn, a book fairy in Connecticut
Hi! I’m a registered nurse in Connecticut (United States) and have been an avid reader since I was very young. After receiving an outpouring of amazing books to celebrate opening our Little Free Library at our home, I found the Book Fairies and realized it was the perfect way to share our books and brighten someone’s day! I can’t wait to see who will find our favorites!
Meet Becky, a book fairy in Utah
Hi, I’m Becky McKinnon! Some of my best friends live on the pages of books, or in my head as I work to write them into existence. One of my favorite things to do is introduce people to books they’re sure to fall in love with, and I would love to be known as the Story Lady. Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy making a mess in the kitchen, puttering in the garden, playing with my 3 children, and knitting. My front door is painted purple, yoga makes me happy, and I always have an ear out for the TARDIS.
Meet Jean, a book fairy in Qatar
Hi there! My name is Jean, I am originally from the beautiful country of the Philippines, but I am currently based in Doha, Qatar where I have been spending a lot of time reading and being a Book Fairy on the side. 🙂 I started my love for reading when I was about 6 and I was 12 when I started collecting them. I fell in love with the works of Sidney Sheldon and I am also a Harry Potter series enthusiast. Though I would say that my favorite book is the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Reading takes me to an entirely different and amazing world, where i can control and dictate everything according to the story that I’m into, where i can be a heroine or a damsel in distress, it is like being somewhere else and having the adventure of my life, while comfortably seating in the warmth of my couch. I decided to be a Book Fairy because I would love to share with others the same amazing experiences I had while reading. 🙂
Meet Athulya, a book fairy in Hyderabad
I buy too many books. No, really. My apartment is equal parts small bookstore and lending library. I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember, and I have a particular fondness for used books. My dream is to run an independent bookstore someday. Nothing brings me more joy than sharing books with people. Becoming a Book Fairy was just the natural next step in the right direction.
Meet Anne, a book fairy in Chicago
As a child, I would completely lose myself in books. But as an adult, my profession ate up all of my pleasurable reading time for years. Now, my biggest life luxury is that I have lots and lots of time to read, and oh, how I love it!! Sharing good books is something that I have always done among family and friends. The opportunity to expand this idea by sharing books anonymously as a book fairy with the people of Chicago, and wherever else I travel, has filled me with joy!
Meet Sarah, a book fairy in Malaysia
I’m Sarah, a communication and media management graduate turned financial consultant. Other than my passion for art, I love to read both fiction and non fiction alike! Books have always been a great source of knowledge and an inspiration to me as reading often sparks my creativity. Reading is definitely an adventure one should go on and being a book fairy gives me this great opportunity to help instil and cultivate a reading culture within the community at all levels.
Meet Katie, a book fairy in Tennessee
Hi! I’m Katie, and I’m a twenty-three year old book lover from Tennessee, USA. I am so excited to be a book fairy because I enjoy sharing my love of reading with others! Books have been an important part of my life since I was a little girl; I often find myself preferring them to people. I hope that by joining the book fairies I can help others find joy in the written word! Besides reading and being a book fairy, I enjoy working with animals, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Meet Ashley, a book fairy in New Jersey
Hi, I’m Ashley from New Jersey! I am a 27 year old seventh grade Language Arts Teacher who never leaves the house without a book. I live in central Jersey and I am the perfect distance from the shore and New York City. My passion for reading started at a very young age,however, it didn’t really take off until I entered the wizarding world of Harry Potter. When i’m not reading middle school level books during the school year, I can be found curled up on my couch with a YA or Scottish Highland romance novel and a cup of tea. I truly believe reading is a magical adventure and I can’t wait to sprinkle a little book magic throughout my state!
Meet Barbara, a book fairy in South Carolina
Behind the Spectrespecs: Bibliophile, audiophile, pluviophile, logophile, cinephile. Armchair archaeologist, lazy librocubicularist, hapless herbologist, over-the-top alliterist. Time-traveling nerd. Punster, paladin. Champion of homeless books. Newly minted Book Fairy. “ … I’d rather spend my money on books than unnecessary electricity.” — Elinor Loredan (“Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke).
Meet Kavita, a book fairy in Indore
Being passionate about reading, writing, arts and culture, Kavita has founded “Kaffeinated Konversations” – a registered community that supports like minded people, provides a platform to them for intellectual sharing and stimulation and also encourages them to bring out their skills. Kaffeinated Konversations is a creating a culture of social space by engaging readers, writers and artists through various meetups, projects and experiences. Kaffeinated Konversations Book Box is a brand product of the venture. She trains writers/bloggers too through workshops and training events. She is a highly sought after book reviewer. She is also a partner with a Content writing venture called “Quilled Words” (www.quilledwords.com) wherein she mentors young budding writers. She is Former Ambassador for Tsunamika (www.tsunamika.org) in the Madhya Pradesh region for 2 years. She is a voracious reader and book addict. Her handbag; apart from containing innumerable nick-knacks that every woman carries, it always has a book, pen and diary as a constant companion for reading and jotting down her thoughts on the go.
Meet Michelle, a book fairy in Minnesota
I have loved books ever since I was a little girl. I spent a tremendous amount of time at the library and was fortunate that I had a family and environment that fostered my love of reading. I went on to work at bookstores for 17 years and transitioned to a library where I am currently part time. I started working at a local elementary school last fall and really saw how important books were to kids and how hard it was for them to have access to them outside of school. So I started being the book fair around my town. I dropped boxes of children’s books to every park in my town during the summer. Last summer over 400 books were given to kids. I am delighted to start my journey with other book fairies and continue sharing books to the world.
Meet Maria, a book fairy in Philippines
I’m Maria Monica Prado, a Communication Training Consultant from Manila, Philippines. I help people learn how to communicate effectively and confidently. As part of my work and advocacy, I encourage people (including my daughter) to read. Reading has always been one of my favorite things to do. I believe that reading can take you places, open your eyes, change your heart and rekindle your spirit. As a book fairy, I hope I can spread the joy of reading and make a difference in other people’s lives.
Meet Kajsa, a book fairy in Sweden
My name is Kajsa, I’m currently studying to become a book editor and obviously am big fan of literature. I’ve always loved reading and the power it has; it can help you find your best friend, putting your feelings into words or even give you a whole new perspective on life and on the world. For me, reading is time traveling, soul searching, self evolving and also of course very enjoyable. I am so excited about becoming the first Book Fairy in Sweden and getting to be a part of this brilliantly amazing thing!
Meet Lindsay, a book fairy in Michigan
Proud and excited to be the first book fairy in Michigan! I’m Lindsay, 28, born and raised in Michigan. I live in the Metro Detroit area but I love traveling around our beautiful state! I’m a journalist working for the past four years as an editor for an architecture magazine based in Troy, Michigan. I’m so very passionate about reading and writing. My husband and I live on the water, so if I don’t happen to have a book in my hand I’m probably out on Lake St. Clair—fishing, kayaking or swimming. I’m so excited to share my love of books with all of you.
Meet Anita, a book fairy in Bavaria
Hi, I’m Anita from Germany, Bavaria. I am an 18 year old singer and I attend a school for Rock, Pop and Jazz. When I was little, reading books was a big part of my life. I was/am a dreamy girl, who loved to lose herself in stories. I found myself in music, the reason why I went to a college to improve my vocal skills and to be prepared for that kinda hard business. There are times things get rough and stressful. On those days I grab a book to lose myself in stories again, find new peace and power and of course to find some inspiration. As an artist, I want to spread some magic and some positive thoughts. I want to remind people to try to be the best version of themselves everyday and I want to make them smile. This project is so heartfelt. People are really happy when they find a book. To me this isn’t only a great way of booksharing, it is also a great way to inspire all those beautiful human beings out there. Books inspire.
Meet Jane, a book fairy in North Carolina
I’m Jane and I am thrilled to be North Carolina’s official Book Fairy! When I was seven years old my teacher read aloud to us every afternoon. It was then that Pippi Longstocking, not Caitlin Moran, first taught me how to be a woman: Live on your own terms, break the rules whenever you can, and have a pet monkey if you want. I have always loved reading, particularly the way it can transport you to another time and place (looking at you, Harry Potter) and against all advice chose English as my undergraduate major. That degree has served me well over the years work-wise and gave me an invaluable lifelong grounding in great literature. I live in an area just full of college campuses as well as the NC School of Science and Math. I especially look forward to getting great books into the hands of our local college students, particularly those young women who will soon be going out to change the world.
Meet Haykuhi, a book fairy in Armenia
I’m Haykuhi from Yerevan, Armenia. I’m 25 years old, I love music, books, movies, TV-shows, Coldplay, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, good food and sunsets.
One day I was scrolling down my Instagram feed when I saw a post about Book Fairies. After browsing through their page and website I became very excited about the project and the idea, so I ordered stickers in order to bring the Book Fairy magic to my homeland.
I believe Book Fairies will have a huge impact on everybody in every corner of the world. It’s one of the best things to know that you’re bringing a smile to someone’s face by just hiding a book somewhere for them to find.
Meet Lauren, a book fairy in Arizona
I’m Lauren, a mommy and photographer! I love to read to my baby book fairy and visit book shops. One of my favourite pastimes with my husband is going into antique shops and used bookstores and seeing which one of us can find the oldest book in there! I love traveling (in real life and through books!) and my favourite stories are historical fiction and fairy tales. I lead a local book club for moms and am formulating a children’s book of my own. Being able to share such amazing works of art with the world as a book fairy is like a dream.
Meet Ilana, a book fairy in Oregon
I’ve always loved stories. I believe them to be integral to our intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth. While books can offer a comfortable escape, they can also provide for us a magic mirror in which we can hold up a book, digest what we’ve encountered, and ask ourselves “so why does this matter?” I’m stoked to be living in the ever-magical Pacific Northwest of North America and hiding books around Oregon. Im an abstract expressionist, a Jungian, a proud plant parent, and a Ravenclaw who is very grateful to be a part of the Book Fairy Community. Keep your eyes open, Oregon, there are Book Fairies among you!
Meet Ilka, a book fairy in Bulgaria
I am Ilka from Bulgaria and I am really excited to be the official book fairy for my country! Reading is my passion from an early age and being able to share and spread the magic of literature is a dream come true. I grew up in a house full of books and now turned my own into a pretty similar place. I graduated from Sofia University with a bachelor degree in Turkology and a master’s degree in Journalism. I have been working in the interesting and ever-changing field of media monitoring and analysis for the past several years, dealing with both traditional and social media. I live in the city of Sofia and drop books around to make people smile and make them believe in (book) fairies!
Meet Abeer, a book fairy in Tunisia
My name’s Abeer, I’m 20 years old, and I’m studying to be a surgical tech. I don’t really remember when I started reading, but I do remember that it was very early, and that I owe it to my father. I love art, writing, food, and quiet. If I’m not reading, then I’m probably studying, eating or watching korean dramas. I hope that by being the first book fairy here, I get to spread the love of books even more in Tunisia!
Meet Jasdeep, a book fairy in Punjab
I’m Jasdeep, I am a research scholar at Thapar University. I’ve always loved to read, travel, dance and teach. I believe these things give a perspective to our life. I will be joining a teaching profession real soon. I am a bookworm and a nerd to the core!. My love for books has grown exponentially in the recent years. I travel to my workplace by train daily through the lush green fields of PUNJAB and that is the time i spend with my books. I’m a great admirer of art and artists. I am a learner of life and love to make people smile. Can’t wait to share my lot of books with others and spread the joy of reading. Being a book fairy is going to be amazing!
Meet Bonne, a book fairy in Thailand
I’m Bonné (Dhapan Phuangphet) from Bangkok, Thailand. I remembered so well one night when I was 8, my parents called me into their bedroom, making it as if it was a special occasion just to give me the first Harry Potter copy. They told me to simply read it because it was world-famous, but you know what? -I have become a bookworm from that time on :). I had my bachelor degree in British and American Studies initially just because I love English literature, and as simply as that I am applying for my master degree in literary studies, hoping to be a university’s lecturer in this field in the future ;). Now I work full-timely as a head of content for a start-up with a goal to empower women. Part-timely, I am a columnist, writing news for a health magazine. Apart from work, I spend most of my time reading and writing stuff. I mostly read literature, philosophy and history, while I novelise and poetise my thoughts into my wordpress blog (msbonne.wordpress.com)!
Meet Wannida, a book fairy in bangkok
Hi, I’m Wannida. I’m originally from the south of Thailand. I’m a flight attendant at the moment and collect books from around the world on my shelf. My two most favorite characters are Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Reading is my hobby and my greatest resources of energy and knowledge. It is also a way to observe my current interests as types of books I love to read can change from time to time. I’m more than happy to become one of the Official Fairies with everyone from everywhere in the world! It is a wonderful opportunity to do what I have always loved and spread the joy of reading around. Let’s see how far books can travel!
Meet Rhea, a book fairy in South Wales
Rhea Seren Phillips is a Ph.D student at Swansea University studying Creative Writing. She is a poet and illustrator living in South Wales.
Meet Sandra, a book fairy in Poland
Hi, I’m Sandra, and due to my frequent traveling you can find me in many various Polish cities. I’m studying English at Karkonosze University in Jelenia Góra. Knowledge of foreign languages is an amazing opportunity to expand your reading and interpersonal horizons! Reading is my passion thanks to my mother, who used to spend her free time reading Andersen’s fairytales with me, as well as my teachers, who taught me the most important artistry: the interpretation of the written word, and, largely, thanks to my early childhood inspiration – yep, Hermione Granger. She was the reason why I spent every holidays on reading schoolbooks, which, in effect, I daresay, gave me pretty good results at school. I loved the Book Fairies Worldwide initiative largely thanks to my contact with Our Shared Shelf readers. Education has played a huge role in my life and having an opportunity to spread a good word with a touch of magic is something I have dreamed of since childhood! PS. When somebody asks me what my favorite colour is, I answer: greenour.
Meet Hanna, a book fairy in New York
Hi! I’m Hanna, the official New York book fairy! I was born and raised on Long Island, and moved to Washington Heights in NYC five years ago. By profession I am a dental hygienist, but there is so much more to me! I’m a writer, currently working on my first novel, and I study with the Catapult indie publishing house. I am a spoken word performer; I tell all kinds of crazy stories and hope to God someone laughs. I love swimming and animals and traveling. My most recent trip was Australia and Fiji, I hope Cuba is next! I also love reading books, sniffing books, holding books, talking about books… books. My favorite book is “Just Kids” by Patti Smith. I can’t wait to spread Love and Literacy around New York!
Meet Carmen, a book fairy in Canada
I’ve always been passionate about books. As a kid, I remember spending a lot of time in the school library discovering new stories, and I was overjoyed when book fairs came to my small town! I have so many fond memories of the stories I read as a child. Supporting children’s literacy is very important to me. I love seeing kids getting excited about books and reading! Today, books play a huge role in my life. They are my escape. I like nothing better than to curl up on the couch with my dogs, a cup of tea, and a good book! I am always on the hunt for quirky used bookstores and can get lost in the public library for hours! When I don’t have my nose in a book, I work as a veterinary technician and volunteer with organizations that help animals. I’m very excited to grow the book fairy movement in Canada. I love my big, beautiful country and I look forward to sharing my passion for reading with other book enthusiasts!
Meet Niko, a book fairy in Hamilton
I’m Ninitha (Niko) and I live in Hamilton, New Zealand. I’m a reading aficionado who is constantly broke thanks to my intense need to own more books. The old book smell is my favourite scent and the yellowing pages gets me all tingly, which why I’m a common fixture at second hand shops here. I fumble when people ask me what my favourite book is cause I don’t know where to start from. I don’t discriminate and love audio and ebooks just as much as I do printed ones. There is enough love in me for all versions. When I’m not researching corporate social responsibility (which is my day time avatar), I can be found getting involved in a million different things from geo caching to smashing goodreads challenges and then complaining of never having enough time