Celebrate World Book Day by connecting with some of the world's best authors

Apr 23 2020, 7:41 am

Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book?

Airbnb wants to bring a unique perspective to World Book Day by providing a collection of online experiences designed to appeal to the bookworm in everyone.

“Book lovers, rejoice! In honour of World Book Day, Airbnb unveils a novel way to get lost in your favourite reads this spring,” the company said in a press release.

“While communities around the world continue to shelter in place, Airbnb will allow guests to connect virtually over their shared love of books alongside bestselling authors and passionate hosts.”

The online offers have something for readers of all ages and interests, including storytime with award-winning children’s book author, Jesse Byrd and Family Storytime with Rescue Kittens.

For all you foodies out there, tune into learning the secrets of the Pasta Grannies with cookbook author, Vicky Bennison and learning to create cocktails inspired by the literary classics (Tequila Mockingbird! Gin Austin!).

Are you a plant parent? Branch out and turn over a new leaf while propagating plants with the “Plant Doctor” and author, Hilton Carter.

For everyone doing their part by practicing social and physical distancing and staying at home, revitalize your space to its fullest potential with small space designing with Small Space Lifestyle Consultant Whitney Leigh Morris.

You can even partake in storytime with drag queens and learn to make your own mini pop-out book.

For those who are looking to transition from solely reading to trying their hand at writing, there are programs for that too.

Aspiring writers can work on their skills by checking out novel writing with best-selling romance suspense author Katy Lee and other experiences, including Write the Book You’ve Always Wanted To, and Write Inspired by Intuition.

“To celebrate World Book Day, guests can travel to different destinations, cross cultural bridges and meet new people, all from the comfort of home and through the magic of books,” the release reads.

The various experiences are led by hosts from cities all over the world, including London, San Francisco, Prague, and Brooklyn.

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg, for a fully comprehensive look at the extensive variety of activities offered for World Book Day, visit the Online Experiences section of the Airbnb website.

The prices for World Book Day Experiences through Airbnb range from $7 to $50 (CAD ~ $10 to $70). However, select Experiences are free, including Storytime with Universal Standard and Reading with Sex-Positive Rom Com Author.

Each Experience is around one to two hours in length.