book fairy classics weekend is celebrated for the third time worldwide

Book Fairy Classics smashes it for third year in a row

We were blown away by the engagement from book fairies around the world as we celebrated our third year of Book Fairy Classics weekend!

What is Book Fairy Classics?

The reason for this event is to share our favourite ‘classic’ novels and, of course, hide them in public! You can never underestimate how much fun it is to look for a book, and our book fairies were leaving clues all over the place, of where to find their gifts.

What is considered a classic book?

Well, this is a (not so) hotly debated topic. We are reliably sold classics in bookshops, as they are labelled so, most often with the author having been dead for quite some time. However, we believe that YOU can decide what is a classic! We were just thrilled to see the variety of books hidden as part of #BookFairyClassics last weekend.

A Book Fairy leaves a copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles atop a hill in Winchester, UK

Book Fairy Classics went truly worldwide

We were thrilled to see books being hidden from France to Australia, from India to the UK, from South Africa to Spain.

We loved seeing so many book fairies around the world getting involved. We have included a tonne of pics here, but the best way to see them all is to head to #bookfairyclassics on instagram!

A beautiful note from a book finder

One of the book fairies in Bradford, UK, was so happy to see this note, left at the very spot she hid a Book Fairy classic at the weekend! The book is now travelling across the channel and over to Germany for the next leg of its trip.

We launched a Little Women Readathon!

For the first time ever, The Book Fairies have launched a readathon! To encourage people around the world to pick up Little Women prior to the film release at Christmas, we launched #bookfairyreadathon and would love for as many people as possible to join!

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To round off our #bookfairyclassics weekend, we are launching our first ever readathon! And and and! Our friends at World of Books are giving away 15 copies of Little Women – head to the latest blog entry on our website to enter! In the run up to the #LittleWomen film release, we are encouraging as many fairies and followers as possible to read the book before the end of the year! Will you be joining us? If you are, please use #bookfairyreadathon 💚 About the book: Little Women is one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, based on the author's own youthful experiences. It describes the family life of the four March sisters living in a small New England community. Meg, the eldest, is pretty and wishes to be a lady; Jo, at fifteen is ungainly and unconventional with an ambition to be an author; Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music and Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve. The story of their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family income, their friendship with the neighbouring Lawrence family, and their later love affairs remains as fresh and beguiling as ever. About the author: Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832-March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel 'Little Women', published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. #ibelieveinbookfairies #readathon #littlewomenmovie #littlewomenfilm #littlewomen2019 #readalong #bookclub #louisamayalcott #classicliterature #bookfairies #bookfairiesworldwide #instabooks #bookstagram #bookobsessed #readtheclassics COMPETITION CLOSES 23:59GMT 10TH SEPT 2019 💚

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Will you be joining our readathon?

Use the hashtag #bookfairyreadathon to see who’s joining in and to share a pic of your copy of Little Women!

Want to spread the magic?

Anyone can be a book fairy! Book fairies hide treats around the world every day, not just on themed events. You can get started with your first pack of stickers and some other goodies!

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