A fellow writer and blogger Jenny Milchman has a great idea for a new annual observation: Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.
Why bookstores? Because they are places that focus on books and reading. Children should be exposed to retail environments that are about more than toys and games. And, let's face it, bookstores (at least, the brick-and-mortar venues) are being threatened by the upsurge in ebook purchases.
As a writer and reader of both print and e versions of books, I'd hate to see the bookstore go the way of the dodo bird.
Which is why I think we should encourage our kids to seek out bookstores. And, of course, libraries. But that's another story. :)
In any case, mark your calendar to celebrate the first annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day on Dec. 4, 2010. And if you don't have a child, go to a bookstore, anyway. :)