More updates on our Women’s History Month Events and details on that Book Give-away I was hinting about in the last post.
Here are the details:
We routinely receive advance reader copies and promotional copies from authors, publishers, etc… This is the lovely part of being in the book business. Unfortunately, over the course of time they do pile up, and while I love being surrounded by books even I can see an alarming trend in the making.
So, last week I came up with an idea that works wonderfully with our upcoming event and was made even better when paired with a wonderful charitable project in process this month. The project is called Writers for The Red Cross.
The following information comes from their website:
What is Writers for the Red Cross? This online event celebrates Red Cross Month (March 1-31). It is intended to raise funds and awareness for the Red Cross and its work in communities across the country. We’re auctioning off publishing-related items and services donated by authors, publicists, agents, and editors. We’ll also have daily guest posts from authors about “What the Red Cross Means to Me.”
Booksellers are also doing their part.
So… how does this link to the Book Giveaway I mentioned? Glad you asked!
During our March 26th Women’s History Author’s Roundtable we will have a table with at least 15-20 of the copies I mentioned above and a donation jar for Writers For The Red Cross. For everyone who makes a minimum $5.00 donation, you may choose a book free of charge from that table.
Wondering what kind of books we will be offering? These are just a few …
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Permission Slips by Sherri Shepard
Lit by Mary Karr
When Everything Changed… The Amazing Journey of American Women, 1960-Present by Gail Collins
and many more…
This is a wonderful way to enjoy a great book, help a worthy and important cause that helps us all in so many ways, and possibly discover a new woman author or figure in history. That’s an all around great experience in my book!
So, join us at Ashland Coffee & Tea on March 26th from 1- 4 pm – 100 N. Railroad Avenue, Ashland VA 23005. ( You can click on the link below to their website for directions)
Not in our area or can’t make it to the event?
In that case we would love for you to visit Writers For The Red Cross online and take advantage of the wonderful donation/auction opportunities they have there or simple make a donation to your local area Red Cross. Fundraising by Writers For The Red Cross runs through March 31st.
You can also follow WFTRC on Twitter ( #write4red) or on Facebook.
All donations collected during the event will be divided evenly between the national Red Cross and our local area chapter.
We hope you can join us for a wonderful day of giving and sharing!
The Gals at Simple Pleasures Books & Gifts