Book Fairies Unwrapped – Spreading Holiday Cheer!

During the month of December, and more particularly on the two weekends of December 16th-17th and 23rd-24th, Book Fairies around the world were hiding a large number of wrapped bookish presents for everyone to find!


During the month of December, Book Fairies all over the WORLD had so much fun trying to find magical places to hide our books and it was fantastic to end up with such a large collection of photos of presents hidden in great spots, including various Christmas trees and even a special fairies tree!

Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London

A very precious moment for us was when a mystery donor donated no less than 125 copies of J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to be hidden in and around Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. On December 13th, 75 of those wrapped books were hidden inside the hospital itself, bringing smiles to many people’s faces. The remaining 50 copies were hidden in the area surrounding the building.

This is a quote chosen by our mystery donor which reflects what the Book Fairies are all about:

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Albus Dumbledore.


We cannot thank this generous soul enough for the incredible gesture – it was an honour being able to participate in such an amazing event.

We also had tremendous fun seeing special Book Fairy trees as well as ornaments being created. There is no limit to the creativity of some people and we are amazed by all your skills. Our lovely wrapping paper found a lot of use during this holiday season with at least 500 books hidden worldwide and we even managed to enlist Santa’s help for some of them.

We hope you enjoyed spreading some holiday cheer with #BookFairiesUnwrapped as much as we did. We also loved seeing the smiling faces of those who let us know about the books they found! While the wrapping paper season is almost over, it is not too late to join in the Book Fairy fun – it’s easy! Just order some stickers, choose a handful of books and start hiding away. Don’t forget to tag @bookfairiesworldwide and your local official book fairy on your book drops, and please use #ibelieveinbookfairies.

With a huge THANK YOU to all of you who participated and helped in making #BookFairiesUnwrapped such a success, we leave you with all our best wishes for a prosperous, healthy and book-filled 2018!

Want to join in the Book Fairy fun?


Head down to our shop and get your own stickers! Along with other book fairy goodies!

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