All Hallow's Read 2013: ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties from Neil Gaiman.

Reblogged from Books2day:

Neil Gaiman started a new Halloween tradition in 2010 that involves giving scary books as gifts. As he explains it: 

 

 

"Obviously, we support bookshops and authors, but more than that, this is about making a holiday tradition of book-giving. So feel free to give second-hand books or books from your own shelves. And feel just as free to buy a beautiful new book from a small independent bookseller, or from online or… look, there’s no wrong way to buy a book. You can even gift it to their Kindle … If you do not know what scary book to give someone, talk to a bookseller or a librarian. They like to help. Librarians will not mind even if you admit that you are not planning to take out a book, but instead you are going to buy one and give it to someone."

 

For more info from Gaiman himself, and to see his video, go to his site at www.allhallowsread.com

 

Source: http://www.allhallowsread.com.