Monday, 24 June 2013
accessible books - how to buy?
I ended up with a cute 'Where's the Meerkat' book, that followed the 'Where's Wally' format with history tidbits travelling through time, but it wasn't really what I wanted. It made me wonder though, how else to find accessible books, those that might not be mainstream but still needed by people. How can we encourage a love of books - and reading - if we don't have literature to suit people's needs? I guess it's a matter of jumping online and searching, however I'm also of the mind we need to buy local - I suppose this is where the mantra of buying local where possible applies. I can understand shop owners not wanting to have shelves stocked with books people might not buy, but one or two from a couple of diffferent categories shouldn't make that much of a difference, surely?
Have you been in this situation before? If so, what did you do? Did you pick a cheap, plastic toy or find a quality book to encourage a lifelong love of reading?!