July being National Independent Retailers month and all, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite independent book sellers. So far we’ve talked Powell’s Books; next up . . .
Like any independent booksellers worth their salt, the owners + staff of Salt Lake City’s Weller Book Works love books–and they aren’t about to be stingy about it. They’re all about sharing the love. In fact, they’ve left a few (hundred) books lying about, all over the city.
It’s called Operation Book Drop— a clandestine operation wherein 878 books (donated by various publishers) are wrapped in one of seven custom Weller Book Works covers . . .
They’re left behind for anyone to find, all in an effort to promote a community of literacy.
The mission, should you choose to accept it: if you find a book, read it, and leave it for someone else . . .
Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it?