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February is National Library Lover's Month!

Updated: Feb 13


A month dedicated to library lovers seems like the best time to thank my readers who have generously purchased two books at events – one for themselves and one for their local library.  Thanks to lovers of libraries and of my debut novel, “Who She Left Behind”, I am aware of the following libraries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island who have received donated books: 

·       North Smithfield Public Library (RI)

·       Shrewsbury Public Library (MA)

·       Uxbridge Free Public Library (MA)

·       Warwick Public Library (RI)

·       Watertown Free Public Library (MA)

·       Worcester Public Library (MA)


National Library Lover's Month in February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying, and otherwise loving books, according to National Day Calendar


"Check-out" these Library Fun Facts:


  • Vartan Gregorian was known as a LibrarIAN Lover and Savior. He was described as an Armenian immigrant, scholar, university leader, and Savior of the New York Public Library. Read more in his memoir, “A Road to Home, My Life and Times.”

  • What could be more fun than reading books about libraries or librarians?!


The Book Girls Guide has recently compiled a list of historical fiction, contemporary, mystery, and magical realism books for your convenience!  My personal favorites from the list:  “The Giver of Stars” by JoJo Moyes and “The Reading List” by Sara Nisha Adams. 


Reading nook at The Langham New York
  • Make your next vacation a reading retreat

    • From Oregon to Maine to West Indies, and cruise ships in between, Irene S. Levine recommends 14 Great Vacations for Readers in her recent blog post in More Time to Travel.

One of the many reasons I cherish libraries is their ability to provide access to books and the stories within their pages, free of charge, to all people. This is a significant and life-changing mission.

As an Armenian writer deeply committed to shedding light on the often-overlooked stories of courageous women who not only survived but resisted the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide, my goal is to ensure that "Who She Left Behind" reaches as many hands, eyes, and ears as possible.

Consider the impact of just one book in every library. With 123,627 libraries in the United States, according to the American Library Association, and only 7 currently housing "Who She Left Behind," there are 123,160 libraries left to reach.

If you would like to see "Who She Left Behind" available in your local high school or public library, please consider donating a copy or reach out to me directly to request a donation.

A heartfelt thank you to all the readers and library lovers who deserve a month of recognition and gratitude for their support.

Victoria


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