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.

doodle-selfie

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

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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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