Amy Poehler, actress, comedian, Saturday Night Live veteran and star of Parks and Recreation, has agreed to be the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night U.S., which will be held April 23.
"I grew up loving books," Poehler said. "In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night. People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.”
Someone is selling the Encyclopedia Britannica in all its volumes, which take up a whole card table.
It looks brand new, even though it must be sixty years old. That’s because it was only used a couple of times, when the kids passed through fifth grade and had to do reports on the Zambezi River and Warren Harding.
Der Fuhrer was defunct. The boys came home, and everybody got the Encyclopedia Britannica, which sat on the bookshelf as they watched Gunsmoke through a haze of Winstons.
Eventually these people grew old and were sent to a home by the same children who once wrote reports on Warren Harding.
And now the complete and unabridged Encyclopedia Britannica, bulging with important knowledge, is sitting on a card table in a light rain.