On Monday, September 17, Solas Nua, a DC-based Irish arts organization, will be hitting the pavement and distributing free books to commuters at some of the District’s busiest Metro stops.
On the annual Book Day, the nonprofit group will hand out 10,000 books by Irish authors from 6 am until 6 pm (or until the books run out). The tradition of offering free books by Irish authors is part of Solas Nua’s mission to give voice to contemporary Irish artists and writers.
Solas Nua is partnering with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, GemmaMedia, the Adult Literacy Resource Center at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, and D.C. Library Renaissance for this year’s event.
If you are interested in helping with Book Day, Solas Nua is in need of volunteers to prepare the books (on Saturday, September 15) and then distribute the books on Monday at the various locations. For more information on how to become involved, visit the website.