Copies of the One Maryland One Book are wandering the state.
Will you be the next to find one?
Hold on – what’s a “Wandering Book”? And how can I get my hands on one?
In late summer, Maryland Humanities and our partners release “wandering” copies of the One Maryland One Book selection. Our partners drop off books in public places around their community and we post clues to their locations via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Find a copy and share your success! Log on to Bookcrossing.com to register the book, then get to reading. Once you’re finished, leave your review on Bookcrossing then release the book back into the world for the next reader to find and enjoy.
What’s in it for me?
Wandering Books is free and fun way to read something new and take part in One Maryland One Book, and there’s a bonus prize for participation! Readers who register a wandering book on Bookcrossing.com and leave a review will be automatically entered to win a $25 Bookshop.org gift card! Winners will be notified via the email they supplied on the Bookcrossing website.
- I found a Wandering Book and read it. What do I do next?Visit Bookcrossing.com and enter the code number found inside the cover. Don’t worry – this is a FREE site and you don’t need to pay to sign up. Post your review or list your reflections on the book (feel free to let us know what you think on social media, too!) and then release it back into the world.
- I didn’t find a Wandering Book, but I still want to share my thoughts.You can send us your review via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment on the Maryland Center for the Book page on Facebook. You can find book discussions at partner and co-host sites via our events calendar. Better yet, sign up to receive our monthly E-newsletter, Opening Eyes, to receive information about what’s happening in your area.
- I want to post a review on BookCrossing, but I’m not sure what to say.The Reader’s Guide found on the How to Participate page can provide you with lots of jumping off points via discussion questions, other reviews, and more.