East London Book Club and Socials Message Board › World Record Attempt for World’s Largest Reading Group - 30/7
The Big Green Bookshop in London are celebrating National Reading Group Day by organising a nationwide attempt to set a World Record for the Largest Reading Group ever. Independent Booksellers Week is supporting their attempt, which is aimed at raising the profile of Reading Groups and their importance in our communities.
The attempt will take place on Saturday July 30th and will be made by joining people nationwide using social networking websites Twitter and Facebook, using a website forum and also Skype and video links.
On the day of the record attempt itself, those wanting to take part will be asked to register online with a central administrator based at the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green. People can register as a group or as individuals. The online discussion will take place from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, and a central forum will be set up on which people can share their views.
There is a Facebook page, “Reading Group World Record Attempt”, and also a twitter hashtag, #ReadingGroup, which will be linked to the forum. From 6.00pm until 8.00pm all those taking part will be asked to mark the book out of ten. The scores will be kept by the central administrator and at 9.00pm the average score and the number of people who took part will be announced.
The book that’s been chosen for discussion is Where Would I Be Without You, a romantic thriller by one of France’s bestselling authors Guillaume Musso. The book is widely available in all good bookshops and libraries and the publishers, Gallic Books have kindly agreed to sell it at a special price for this record attempt.
They are also selling the book in packs of 3 and 6 to enable the Reading Groups who are getting involved a chance to get the book at an even better price.
Packs of 6 are just £30. (£5 a copy).
Packs of 3 are just £18. (£6 a copy).
single copies are £7.
Postage and Packing is FREE.
The more people that get involved, the more exciting it will be and everyone is hoping that as many booksellers and book-lovers as possible want to be a part of this exciting World Record attempt.
You can visit the website for updates http://www.biggreenbo...
We are really looking forward to participating, and seeing the response. Tell everyone about it, tweet and blog – and just old-fashioned talk about it!