Author Anna James becomes Book Fairy for a Day with the next instalment of Pages & Co.!

The Book Fairies were delighted to welcome Anna James to join us and hide The Book Smugglers in magical places around the UK!

Anna started by signing the 10 copies of the book she was going to hide herself! Can you spot an extra second book in that last picture? Well…

The Book Fairies became Smugglers!

Not only did we hide copies of Pages & Co. The Book Smugglers, but we smuggled a copy of a classic book too! Every person who found a copy of The Book Smugglers also got a surprise hiding in the ribbon behind it! Read more below to find out why this was so perfect for this particular book.

About the book:

Fourth in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series for ages eight to twelve that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship – and cake.

Milo lives on board the Sesquipedalian, or “Quip” – a magical train that uses the power of imagination to travel through both Story and the real world. The train is owned by Milo’s uncle, Horatio, and Milo has witnessed many of his uncle’s dodgy dealings as a book smuggler trading in rare books.

When Horatio takes on a dangerous new job, he needs the help of Tilly Pages. And Tilly owes Horatio a favour. But when poisoned copies of The Wizard of Oz are sent to Horatio and Tilly’s grandfather, sending them both into deep sleeps, Milo and Tilly find themselves racing against time to save them – and to figure out what is going on.

Their journey takes them to the Emerald City with Dorothy, rocketing on the unruly Quip, and eventually to Venice in Italy, in pursuit of the mysterious Alchemist. The very essence of imagination, story itself, may be in danger…

Lucky finders!

There is nothing we love more than to hear from people who find the books we hide! Here is just a handful from today’s incredible activity!

Not lucky enough to spot a book today?

Do not worry! The Book Smugglers is out in all good bookshops TODAY and also… the new Collins Classics collection is out too! If you cannot get to a bookshop, you can still support them by ordering your copy of The Book Smugglers from 🙂

Would you like to be a book fairy?

We would love for you to join us! All you need to spread some magic is your first set of official stickers and some pre-loved books to hide! Each order comes with free delivery and a free little guide to get you started.

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