Book Fairies Are Back In Town & Are Hiding Books For People To Find!

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Ever heard of a book fairy? If you are a fan of the Harry Potter films, you’d know that Emma Watson is one. They hide books around cities for people to discover. And they are back in Kolkata!

The Book Fairies is an organisation that hides books around cities and lets book lovers discover and read them. The idea is that they hide books with their official sticker on them around the city for people to find and read. They leave notes inside the book stating their purpose and requesting readers to share the book once they are done with it.

But this time, these guys are hiding seven copies of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott across the city on December 15 and 16 (to mark 150 years of the book). And guess what? Each of it contains a special note from Emma Watson herself! As part of the event, they will be posting the exact location of where they've hidden the books on their Instagram feed. They will start giving out the clues at least two hours before actually hiding the book so that people have a decent time frame to find the book. The books will be picked up by whoever finds it first. 

So keep your eyes peeled for books placed around the city with labels that may tell you to “Take this book to read, read it & leave it for the next person to enjoy." Find the book, take it home, read it and put a post on Instagram with the hashtag #LWBookFairies and tag the worldwide or the Kolkata Instagram account so the trail of the book shows up – where it’s been, who it’s with now.


Yep, did you know that Emma Watson was a book fairy too? In 2017, she hid copies of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale around Paris. She also left handwritten notes inscribed in French along with the books.