Read & Release

Austin Kleon released!

Austin Kleon released!

I released Austin Kleon into the wild this week.

That is, I placed a copy of his most recent book into our neighborhood “little free library” for anyone to pick up and take. It seemed like the right thing to do.

I am a huge fan of Austin and his work. This is the 5th copy of “Show Your Work” that I have bought — so far! I love the many insights he shares in “Show Your Work,” (which I constantly mis-remember as “Share Your Work”), and I love the little free library idea, and was delighted recently to find one nearby. Combining the two — by sharing “Show Your Work” — naturally sprang to my mind.

Austin to Zilker

Austin to Zilker


So when Austin was wrapping up his book tour recently with one final talk at BookPeople, I decided to share my plan and ask him to personalize the copy for the Zilker neighborhood.

He loved the idea, signed it and remarked he had released a few copies into his own neighborhood’s little free library as well. I added a couple of notes about what to do and proudly walked it over to the local little free library.

Off it goes — I did add a doodle-selfie at the end, and asked people to post their own adventures with Austin’s book, with the hashtag #readandrelease, so maybe  someone will respond and the Zilker free range copy will show up again somewhere.
Keep your eyes out for it, and I’ll keep you posted.


“I hope that someone gets my…
I hope that someone gets my…
I hope that someone gets my…
…message in a bottle.”


About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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