Thursday, March 31, 2005

Poetry, Books, Flowers

Speaking of poems and poets - April is National Poetry Month.

From the Tattered Cover Newsletter I picked up the following:

"Book & Lover's Day is a Spanish tradition begun in Barcelona, Spain in 1714. The celebration takes place in the Palacio de la Disputacion and throughout the city on Saint George's Day, which is also the anniversary of the death of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes (and the nearly simultaneous death of William Shakespeare). On this day in Spain, roses and books are exchanged as a gesture of "a rose for love and a book forever!"

The Tattered Cover is delighted to honor this lovely tradition. Complimentary roses and commemorative bookmarks will be available at all three stores on April 23, beginning at 9:00 am, with the purchase of any book; while supplies last."