Some of our international book fairies have written a piece about what the reading culture is like where they live. Here is Gosia, who lives in Poland.
Poland reading culture
In Poland we value books very much, but recently it came out that statistically we read only one book per year. That’s why I think the #ibelieveinbookfairies project is so important also in my country. Poles probably enjoy more the works of international authors, although we have a very good representation of reporters, probably because of Ryszard Kapuściński and Arkady Fiedler.
We have a few great speculative fiction writers, you might have heard of Andrzej Sapkowski and his work “The Witcher”, mainly because of the video games which turned out to be a big success. We are also very proud of our poets, Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz, who both received a Nobel Prize in Literature.
Gosia, on why she became a Book Fairy
“I believe that giving is ultimately more beautiful than recieving – and if our small gesture could light up a day of a complete stranger, I hope to make Poznan, Poland a brighter place:)”
Gosia will be supporting the launch of The Book Fairies this month by hiding copies of some amazing books around busy areas in her city.
Want to join her?