What is Guerrilla Gifting? Well, it’s when I send a book out to a willing Guerrilla Gifter and said Guerilla Gifter places that book in a surprising place for some unsuspecting person to come across as she goes on with her life. Perhaps the book is placed on a table at the local coffee house, on the counter at the salon, in the bathroom of a fun restaurant, in the frozen food freezer at the grocery.
Want to be a Guerrilla Gifter? If so, just let me know where you live as a comment sometime between now and Friday, October 1st at noon EST. I’ll put all Guerrilla Gifter wannabes in a bag, have Happy draw 5 names (insuring that we have 5 separate locations for it) and then send a book to each one of you.
Then, it’s all on you.
Here are the instructions for the Guerrilla Gifters:
When you receive the copy of BY, take a picture of you with the book.
Within 3 days of receiving the Guerrilla copy of BY, place it in your selected location and take a photo of it there. Note: your Guerrilla copy will have a post-it note on the outside that says, Found this book? Turn to page X. Then, at that page, the unsuspecting person will find a note explaining to her that this book was left in hopes that she’d come across it and ask her to email me to share her Guerrilla Gift story (and a photo).
If it is possible, feel free to hang out at your Guerilla Gift location to see if you can snap a picture of it being found. No worries if you can’t, but if you can, send that photo, too, with your own photo with the book.
Send any photos and a brief write-up on where you left the book and why you choose that location to firstname.lastname@example.org within 5 days of receiving the book.
Game to be a Guerrila Gifter? Let me know in the comments!