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Daniel Donche from Seattle is reading Transubstantiate, by Richard Thomas November 30, 2011 - 7:04pm

I think there should be a day where everybody goes out and buys books. Just like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, I think there's should be a World Books Day. I also propose, assuming there isn't already such a day, that we make May 21st that day, in honor of Fahrenheit 451. The 4, of course, being April, and then assuming April 51st, making it May 21st.

Does anyone else think this would be cool? How does one even get something like that started?

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz November 30, 2011 - 10:38pm

Hell yeah, I would be into that. I am not sure how you get it rolling though. Have you checked if there is already one? 

As for the date, I think fall is the traditional "Book Season." Not that it matters, but it might get more people to participate.  I like the idea though Daniel.

You should take it upon yourself to found this thing.

 It needs a catchy name too.

There is a kinda weak looking upstart:

http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2010/08/19/september-7-national-buy-a-book-day/

You could do better.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 1, 2011 - 3:12am

That's a great idea but I have no idea how you would market that to the mainstream media. 

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Daniel Donche from Seattle is reading Transubstantiate, by Richard Thomas December 1, 2011 - 1:07pm

Well I think you don't need to market it directly to them, per se. You just need to make it a grassroots thing, get it proliferated (some friends made May 25th World Tarot Day) and then the media will cover the story because it's gotten around. You just need to get the word out. I think it's totally possible, and it would be great if it originated from a place like this.

I'll do some digging. Any ideas for names?