corner corner Theme releases 2018

Forum | << Release Challenges | << Parent Thread | Refresh | Search

corner corner

Sort Options Toggle Stats Options


Profile Image
Yes, I felt the same way when I found the book that introduced me to BC. I am not a romance reader, and I found a Danielle Steel novel. I had no interest in the book whatsoever, but the idea, on the other hand... :)

Complete Thread

  1 2 Next 

Profile Image
1. The Christmas Belles (Rosabelle and Annabelle), by Sylvia Andrew. (Photograph)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822972

Released on a Christmas tree with bells. (Late, at New Year, so the tree is dying.)
Profile Image

Purple!

I released The Color Purple in a bin of purple yarn at the craft store.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14584546
Profile Image
1. Hot Property (Hot Zone) by Carly Phillips...Themed, Multiple Challenges
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14555358
Profile Image
2. The Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons. (Photographs)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150034

Released with bronze horsemen. This is the Boer War Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT.
Profile Image
2. The Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons. (Photographs)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150034

Released with bronze horsemen. This is the Boer War Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT.


What a great themed release!
Profile Image
with release photo

1. Shanghai Girls - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14862330
Left under a banner featuring an Asian woman.
Profile Image
3. Between the Sheets, by Mallory Rush.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822965

Released 'Between the Sheets', as the title says :)
Profile Image
Released 'Between the Sheets', as the title says :)


LOL!
Profile Image
Released 'Between the Sheets', as the title says :)


LOL!

:)
Profile Image
4. Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade), by Christopher Farnsworth.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150099

Released at the Blood Bank.
Profile Image
5. Monkey Grip, by Helen Garner.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150087

Released opposite a pub called the '3 Wise Monkeys'. It has 3 large monkeys over the door.

Caught & Journalled.
Profile Image
6. The Day Of The Gecko (Les Norton #9), by Robert G. Barrett.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150089

Set in Bondi; released in Bondi.
Profile Image
7. Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing, by Shamini Flint.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150101

Released in Chinatown, Sydney, by a Chinese lion, with photographs. There is a lion on the cover.
Profile Image
1. The True Story of Superman, by Louise Simonson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14823004

Released at a cinema which was showing the Justice League movie. (photo)
Profile Image
This book was journalled by an AF this morning. It has become my first catch on a book released in 2018.
Profile Image
Love the JE. "the idea of a BOOK traveling."
Profile Image
Yes, I felt the same way when I found the book that introduced me to BC. I am not a romance reader, and I found a Danielle Steel novel. I had no interest in the book whatsoever, but the idea, on the other hand... :)
Profile Image
2. "Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy" The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir, by Lincoln Alexander http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14348865

Released statesman Lincoln Alexander's autobiography at Alexander Hall, a University of Guelph building named in his honour. Release was done on 21 January, which is Lincoln Alexander Day in Canada. (photo-- book is on the corner of the bench near the sign, it's a bit hard to see in the picture)
Profile Image
8. The Cat Watchers (Linford Mystery), by John Newton Chance .
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14728472

Released beside a memorial to a cat, with statue.
Profile Image
Obadiah Comes Fourteen ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813407/ ), a book set in my area in pre-Revolutionary times, released at a local burying ground from the same era - the burying ground was even referenced in the book!
Profile Image
I think this would count as a themed release... Tonight I bookcrossed a book from the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure series called The Third Planet From Altair. I left it in a book exchange area at a games cafe called The Adventurers Guild. I thought it was fitting as the book itself is a sort of game, and the name of the establishment fits with the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure series.

There are several books in the photo, but mine is the one that is a little out of place-- propped on the ledge at the right side of the fireplace rather than on the mantle used as a bookshelf or in one of the piles on the hearth.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14021126
Profile Image
Thanks :) Hopefully another cafe patron will enjoy it too and catch it! lol
Profile Image
Released in the "DOG waiting room" at the animal HOSPITAL:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717216/ The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her DOG

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897455/ DR. DOG

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14674851/ The Complete DOG Book

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14697706/ SICK PUPPY

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14799338/ A Nose for Justice: A Novel [dog on the cover and in the story]

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14690549/ A New Owner's Guide to COLLIES

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14691950/ Wearable Arf: 16 Fabulous Fashions for Your Darling DOG

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744897/ Paulette the Pinkest PUPPY in the World

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722392/ Lulu Walks the DOGS

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782872/ Good DOG. Stay.

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782914/ The Intelligence of DOGS: CANINE Consciousness and Capabilities

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14833775/ DOG Heroes: Sled DOGS

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684013/ If DOGS Could Talk: Tongues Unleashed!

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874128/ DOG Talk: Training Your DOG Through A CANINE Point Of View

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739624/ Sheep [dog on the cover and subject of the story]

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820863/ Old English SheepDOGS

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751611/ Oogy: The DOG Only a Family Could Love

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871338/ Hipster PUPPIES

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875588/ DOG Diaries # 4: Togo

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731708/ Bad DOGS Have More Fun

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787339/ A Wedding TAIL: A Rescue DOG Romance
Profile Image
Well done. So many dog books. I hope they enjoy them :)
Profile Image
I like my releases to have a theme, I do it that way whenever possible, but I didn't count my last one as it's only themed in a personal way (I left "Tales from the Secret Annex" in a LFL across from the backstage entrance to the theatre where I played Anne Frank... but our Secret Annex has been gone from that theatre for a few years and only exists in our memories and photos now). I did another one today that I think will count for this, as the theme is more concrete/apparent.

Today, in the middle of the 2018 Winter Olympics, I left "Ice Hockey and Curling (Winter Olympic Sports)" at a Curling Club in a nearby town (my grandpa's old club). The book is geared to kids, but it's Family Day here and there were a lot of kids at the club trying out the sport, so I'm hoping one of them will take the book home :) To make the release even more apropos, they were showing Olympic hockey on the TV in the curling club lounge, lol :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917471 (the picture's not very interesting, but there is a picture)
Profile Image
Profile Image
I got a JE on this release yesterday. The finder joined, and their profile tells me they're from Woodstock, which is about 35km on the other side of the place where I left the book. They're planning to pass the book along to their grandson who plays hockey and curls.
Profile Image

I have one

In the Teeth of the Evidence http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14675059/

released today at the dentist's office -- the most fun thing about this visit
Profile Image
Year of the Dog releases on February 16 (lunar new year)

2. Animal Madness - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911662
3. A Dog's Life - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916742
4. Finding Zasha - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918232
5. Inside of a Dog - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917502
6. Merle's Door - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14834657
7. Old Yeller - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918202
8. Oops, Clifford! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14915054
9. Stickeen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917957
10. Swindle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910719
11. The Summer of Riley - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910714

with release photo:

12. Manhunt - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12922354
Presidents' Day release about the hunt for a presidential assassin.
Profile Image
Released in the "DOG waiting room" at the animal hospital:

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741127/ Chicken Soup for the Cat & DOG Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, DOGS and Other Critters

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742815/ Wiener DOG Art: A Far Side Collection

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14729716/ Choose Your Own Adventure: Space PUP

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781042/ Sprout and the DOGsitter

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919090/ Clifford's Loose Tooth [dog on the cover]

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907136/ Last DOG on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744898/ DOGMan

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14772815/ DOG to the Rescue: Seventeen True Tales of DOG Heroism

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14754063/ The Adventures of Goliath: Goliath's Easter Parade [dog on the cover]

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781241/ DOGS

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783446/ A Step by Step Book About Housebreaking Your PUPPY

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708540/ The PUPPY Place: Buddy

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742816/ The PUPPY Place: Snowball

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843363/ Wish Upon A Star [dog on the front and back covers]

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875354/ The PUPPY Place: Flash

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601817/ Dot and the DOG

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907109/ Jack Russell: DOG Detective: The Sausage Situation

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753366/ A Fish in His Pocket [dog on the cover]

Profile Image
Released at a NURSING station at the hospital:

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14785198/ Chicken Soup for the NURSES's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the NURSING Profession
Profile Image
Maple Mayhem ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871013/ ), wild release (at a maple-sugar shack), photo.
Profile Image
9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150097

Left outside a fire station.
Profile Image
Metropolitan Murder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14406996 left at the Clink Prison Museum in London. (The logic being murderers end up in prison......!)
Profile Image
Released at the vet:

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930238/ Bob Books First!: The VET

Released in the "dog waiting room" at the vet:

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723303/ The Book of the DOG

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897457 Lets Get Talking: Animals [dog on the cover]

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14770337/ The Blessing of the Animals: True Stories of Ginny, the DOG Who Rescues Cats

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14775272/ DOGS Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of DOGS

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738055 Paws for Thought: How Animals Enrich Our Lives--And How We Can Better Care for Them [dog on the cover]

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764578 The DOGfather

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684014/ My DOG Skip

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820864/ Isle of DOGS

Profile Image
Released at a dentist's office:

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916484/ Just Going to the Dentist
Profile Image
I released another book at a cinema this afternoon-- A Wrinkle in Time left at a cineplex showing the new film version of the story. I left it sitting on a counter next to a large poster for the movie. There were lots of kids about as it's March Break here (a week off school in the middle of March) and the book had been taken by the time I left the multiplex after the movie. No JE yet, but I'm hoping... and if not, hopefully it's found a new reader anyway!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900528 (photo)
Profile Image
13. Bat Boy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930336
Released at the baseball stadium during a game, even though I bungled the release notes; with release photo.

release photo. Caught. :D

14. The Closer - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14941946
Released at the baseball stadium during a game; with release photo.

15. Babe Ruth - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959486
Released at the baseball stadium during a game; with release photo.
Profile Image
10. Work a Little Less, Live a Lot More
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3461964

The cover has a clock face, so I released this book under a clock tower.
Profile Image
An Easter Alphabet ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964141/ ), released on Easter day! Wild release, with photo.
Profile Image
Nice photograph.
Profile Image
with release photos

16. Door of No Return - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14980071
Book about one of the departure points for slaves being sent to America released next to a statue of a successful and influential African American.

17. My Little Sister Ate One Hare - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14980544
Released on Easter Sunday
Profile Image
Recently, I released a book in a tiny little place called Kippen, Ontario. The book was set in Kippen and was about the family who ran the Kippen post office in the early 1900s. I was planning to leave the book at that post office, but when I got there it did not have a Canada Post sign anymore and seemed to be in private hands now. Instead, I kept with the postal theme and released the book in an area across the street from the old post office where there is a bank of PO boxes which seem to be the place where Kippen residents send/receive their mail these days.

As the PO Boxes themselves did not have a practical location for releasing a book (there are no publicly accissible parts and the tops were too high for me to reach), I left the book in a community newspaper box nestled amongst the PO Boxes. The old post office itself is visible in the background of the release photo-- it's the building with the green roof.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789263
Profile Image
I have a hard time determining which releases are themed enough to count, so if I am off and something really doesn't belong here, I'm sorry!

On the night of the Paralympic hockey final, I released a children's book about paralympic sports (specifically hockey and alpine skiing). I released it in Wallacetown, which is a tiny hamlet near the town where my husband grew up. Wallacetown is the hometown of the youngest member of Canada's 2018 paralympic team, hockey player 17-year-old James Dunn. I left the book at a little cafe that had Dunn's autographed hockey card on display above the cash register.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826475
Profile Image
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15015762
The Bridges of Madison County

Near two bridges, with photo.
Profile Image
with release photos

Left near a reminder of other days. ;)
18. The Light of Other Days - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15017938

Baseball releases at the UH stadium:

19. Last Days of Summer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14321113
20. Flat Stanley at Bat - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15032380
Profile Image
One Gallant Rush ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564463 ), wild release, themed, photo. [It's about Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and I left it near the Saint-Gaudens memorial to Shaw and his men.]
Profile Image
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150048

Area 7, by Matthew Reilly.

Released at Woomera, SA. Woomera Village initially operated as a "closed town" between 1947 and 1982, when the facility supported the operations of the Woomera Rocket Range during the Anglo-Australia Project. Ordinary people couldn't get access. So I thought this was a good fit to leave 'Area 7' here. As well as the display area where I left the book, driving around the town I saw several rockets decorating the place. There was even a dumped rocket with other rubbish. Not something seen every day :)
Profile Image
Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14302369

Released in front of a painting with lots of orange paint.
Profile Image
Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14302369

Released in front of a painting with lots of orange paint.

And black, too. :)
Profile Image
13. Great Australian Outback Teaching Stories, by Bill 'Swamp' Marsh.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14495183

Released in the entrance to the 'School of the Air' in Alice Springs.
Profile Image
The story is really not themed with the release location for this one, but the title is. I left a copy of Wuthering Heights very high up on a rugged and windswept outcrop of the Niagara Escarpment called the Lion's Head Lookout.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13845504
Profile Image
Seems a suitable location :)
Profile Image
Two Star Wars books left where I thought they looked 'spacey'.

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150109

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150110
Profile Image
Released on MOTHER'S DAY:

51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781244/ MOTHER'S DAY Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery

Profile Image
BURR, by Gore Vidal.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150100

Left with a sheep. Sheep get burrs in their wool.
Profile Image
Released in a theater where Avengers: Infinity War was playing.

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913431/ Captain America The First Avenger: America's Secret Weapon
Profile Image
Released on TOWEL day [see JE for link]:

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875596/ Jurassic TOWEL Origami
Profile Image
Released at BLACK CAT COFFEE:

54 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782919/ The BLACK CAT: A Richard Jury Mystery
Profile Image
All released for World Blood Donor Day. The first 13 were also released at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center. The 14th was a duplicate so I released it elsewhere.

55- https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14920326/ The BLOOD of an Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

56 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917431/ BLOOD of the Fold

57 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15085285/ BLOOD Legacy

58 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897464/ BLOODline: A Repairman Jack Novel

59 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15048647/ Much Fall of BLOOD

60 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15072775/ BLOOD Bound

61 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789097/ The BLOOD Seed

62 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14879505/ Hot BLOODed

63 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910685/ Dragonlance: The Minotaur Wars Volume One: Night of BLOOD

64 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15019144/ Bad BLOOD: a Virgil Flowers Novel

65 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15074201/ The Very BLOODy History of Britain Part 2: 1945 To Now

66 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14941942/ A Fountain Filled With BLOOD: A Reverend Clare Fergusson Mystery

67 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15071349/ Any Known BLOOD: A Novel

68 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911617/ Bad BLOOD: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Profile Image
All released for World Blood Donor Day.

Nice!
Profile Image
Good collection :)
Profile Image
with release photos

22. Red Azalea - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15097878
In the flower department at the supermarket

23. A Rose-Red City - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098926
In front of a flowery mural
Profile Image
Tonight I released Deborah Ellis's "The Breadwinner"-- about a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the Taliban-- at an Afghanistan War memorial. I thought it was a fitting reminder of why our soldiers were there/what they aimed to improve by ousting the Taliban.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695615 (release photo)
Profile Image
24. The Polished Hoe - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8178524
In the hardware store, next to the hoes.

25. Ship Out of Luck - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12423068
Outside a seafood restaurant
Profile Image
I released several books by or about LGBT people at my city's Pride Festival:

Wandering Son ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684897/ ), a manga about transgender kids

Hero ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15036342/ ), about a gay superhero

Don't Get Too Comfortable ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100263/ ), by gay author David Rakoff

As the Crow Flies ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891327/ ), a graphic novel with gay and transgender characters

The Naked Civil Servant ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891354/ ), memoirs by gay author and actor Quentin Crisp
Profile Image
I released several books by or about LGBT people at my city's Pride Festival:

For some reason our Pride isn't until October...
Profile Image
I released a book of biographies called Famous Dead Canadians 2, and chose one of the featured people around whom to theme my release.

I picked Emily Stowe, the first female physician to practice in Canada and an early activists for women's rights around here. She was born and raised about 45 minutes' drive from my city, so I visited her little town and released the book on a bench outside of their local Museum and Archives. It's not visible because of angles in the photo, but in the same yard outside of the museum and archives there is a Government of Ontario historical plaque dedicated to Emily Stowe.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695608/ (photo)
Profile Image
Again, I released a book of short biographies and chose one of the featured people around whom to theme my release. This time, the book was "Canadian Inventors" and I chose Rachel Zimmerman. She was born and raised about an hour away from here in the city of London, ON and she began her career as an inventor at the age of 11. I left this book at St. George's Public School, the school she was attending when she got her start.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14441975/ (photo)
Profile Image
I released a book that had sort of an over-arching theme and a slightly more specific theme.

I left the book "150 Years of Canada: Year-by-Year Fascinating Facts" at a place called Prime Ministers Path-- a garden dedicated to preserving the history of our political leaders from Confederation on (which, to this point, is the title '150 Years') with a statue of each one. For the more specific theme, I left the book in the hand of the newest statue, Kim Campbell. She is specifically mentioned in the Fascinating Facts as she was Canada's first female PM. The date was also a bit of a theme, as I released the book on the day before Canada turned 151.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106246/ (photo)
Profile Image
It seems I have neglected to update this, but this book was journalled by an AF right away. They said they planned to take it travelling with them, and recently it checked in again from Tennessee USA.
Profile Image
On Canada Day (July 1), I released a book written by a woman who came to Canada as a refugee. I left it at a restaurant dedicated to bringing together and showcasing flavours and foods from around the world. I thought it was especially fitting because the book I left was called "The Bite of the Mango," so it had a foody connection as well.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14673083/ (photo)
Profile Image
I released a book called "The Dream Catcher Pool," which is about a grandmotherly First Nations woman who enlists the help of a few young boys to build a reflecting pool for her dream catcher. In the process, she teaches them a bit of their own culture-- the legend of the Dream Catcher.

For this book's release location, I chose a place called Crawford Lake Conservation Area. CLCA is home to a meromictic lake, renowned for its reflective quality, as well as a reconstructed First Nations village-- so I thought it was a good fit for "The Dream Catcher Pool" I left the book by the shore of the lake.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789294/ (photo)
Profile Image
This was caught a little while ago. The finder didn't seem particularly impressed, but it's a kids' book and it sounds like it wasn't their kid's type of storybook. To each his own. Hopefully they'll pass it on and it will eventually make its way to someone who enjoys it more :)
Profile Image
During my travels over the Canada Day long weekend, I released a children's book called "Canadian ABC Adventures."

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15105487/ (photo)
Profile Image
I left a book on a bench near the office of a small town newspaper called the Shelburne Free Press. There are a few connections for this book and the Free Press. First, it was written by a man from the area who was, at one time, Editor of the Shelburne Free Press. Second, the book was originally published as a serial in the Free Press. Third, the book itself is a series of fictional letters to the editor of the Shelburne Free Press.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850392/ (photo)
Profile Image
I released a book called "Follow the Drinking Gourd" (about American slaves escaping to Canada via The Underground Railroad) in a park in a small town called Glen Allan, ON. Glen Allan was at one time on the edge of a region known as the Queen's Bush which was settled largely by American slaves who had escaped to Canada via the Underground Railroad. There is a Government of Ontario historical plaque in the park about the Queen's Bush, and that's where I left the book.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850392/ (photo)
Profile Image
I left a book about a Nova Scotian family (which was chosen as "Atlantic Canada's greatest book of all-time") in a Nova Scotian restaurant.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850405/ (photo)
Profile Image
This book was journalled by an AF recently. They didn't say where they found it so I don't know if it travelled in between or not, but now it's in a small town a couple of hours northeast of the place where I left it.
Profile Image
I had a kids' book called "Slip the Otter Finds a Home," and I thought a good place for Slip to look for her next home would be in the small town of Otterville. I left the book in a park called Otterville Park, which has a swimming pool, baseball diamond, play structure, and more. I left it at the bottom of a ramp leading to the swimming pool, across from the baseball diamond, along a path that leads to the play structure.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826466/ (photo)
Profile Image
All released on Father's Day:

69 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930245/ Ramona and Her FATHER

70 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762569/ The Bill from My FATHER: A Memoir

71 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15078821/ Shotgun DADDY

72 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901344/ A DAD's Guide to Babycare

73 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15033273/ FATHERS and Sons: An Anthology

74 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15050990/ Dreams from My FATHER

75 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15089315/ Say Goodbye to DADDY

76 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14833780/ Promise Me, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

77 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897848/ Wisdom of Our FATHERS: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons [CONTROLLED RELEASE]
Profile Image
with release photo

26. 15소년 표류기 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15041059
Outside a Korean restaurant.
Profile Image
I released a book about Ukrainian immigration and the early days of the Ukrainian community in Western Canada, and I left it at a Ukrainian Cultural Centre

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695627/ (photo)
Profile Image
I released a book called "Canada Under Siege," which is about the War of 1812. I left it in a park called Battlefield Park, where the Battle of Stoney Creek (part of the War of 1812) was fought.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733589/ (photo)
Profile Image
I did a naval themed release on Saturday (I did several themed releases on Saturday)! I left "Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales of Courage and Daring During WWII" at the HMCS Haida National Historic Site. HMCS Haida features in more than one story in this book, so I thought this was a logical release spot.

Haida is a World War Two destroyer that is moored in my husband's original hometown of Hamilton, ON. The area where she's moored is the HMCS Haida National Historic Site. There is a small museum and gift shop, there are info boards and various armaments displayed near the ship, and she's open to the public for tours. We didn't go aboard the ship this time, but I left my book suspended from a mine that is displayed in front of the ship, and someone caught it!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14832677/ (photo)
Profile Image
Released at The Cat Doctor

78 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410470/ The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It

Profile Image
Released at The Cat Doctor

78 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410470/ The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It

Profile Image
If you ever come to southern Ontario, Canada-- or if you have in the last 20 years-- and you visit the Niagara region, if you drive into/out of the region on the Queen Elizabeth Way (the main highway leading to/from Niagara), you might notice what looks like a ghostly pirate ship at the edge of the lake alongside the highway-- and I left a book there!

It's not a real pirate ship, of course. It's not even a fake pirate ship, but everyone calls it The Pirate Ship. It was originally a ferry on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, then it became a cargo ship. After that it had a makeover and name change to turn it into a replica of one of Jacques Cartier's (1491-1557) ships to become a restaurant. Eventually (in the 1990s) its owners moved it to Ontario and abandoned it in Lake Ontario by the side of the highway. After a few years of sitting there it was gutted by fire... and its remains have been there, looking like a ghostly pirate ship, since then. Nowadays you can get pretty close to it via a small trail from a parking lot for some businesses (a hotel, a restaurant...) and someone has put up a sign bearing the ship's name, La Grande Hermine. I left my book on the sign, propped up between the 'L' and the 'a.' The book was "Pirates and Privateers: Swashbuckling Stories from the East Coast." It was caught too, and is now on its way out to the prairies!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14665132/ (photo)
Profile Image
I always enjoy your detailed explanations. :)
Profile Image
I released a children's book at a carousel. The book was called "There Are No Polar Bears Here!" and the carousel is one of only a few antique, hand-carved carousels in Canada. It features various other animals in addition to horses... but no polar bears!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14807114/ (photo)
Profile Image
The Hudson's Bay Company-- HBC-- was pretty important to the establishment/settlement/early days of Canada, because of the fur trade. It's a sort of iconicly Canadian thing. I left a book about those early days ("Hudson's Bay Company Adventures: The Rollicking Saga of Canada's Fur Traders") outside of an HBC store at a big mall called The Pen Centre, in a stand with the current HBC flyers.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15091846/ (photo)
Profile Image
On Saturday, I released a book called "A Question of Loyalty" which is a historical fiction novel about the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. I left it at a place called the McKenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum, which is located in the one-time home of the leader of the rebellion during which the book is set.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733578/ (photo)
Profile Image
Another pretty iconic thing in these parts is the Maid of the Mist-- the tour boats that take people up close the falls at Niagara.

Since 2013, the Maid of the Mist only operates from the USA side of the river and such tours on the Canadian side are run by Hornblower Niagara Cruises. That's a little bit of semantics though-- for ages you could go on the Maid of the Mist from both sides of the river, and since it's such an iconic thing that has been replaced here by a company that does the same thing under a different name, tourists from near and far still call it The Maid of the Mist, even though technically that's not a thing here anymore.

I released a book called "Strange Events of Ontario: Chilling Tales of Phantoms, Curses, and Hauntings" in front of the ticket wickets for the boat cruises, because the book contains the First Nations legend that gave us the name Maid of the Mist in the first place.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850397/ (photo)

  1 2 Next 

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.