Book Bytes!

Book Bytes at Epic Cafe, Tucson, AZ

Book Bytes at Epic Cafe, Tucson, AZ

Book Bytes covers are made from tea bag paper — the actual paper that holds the tea when in hot water – a quality helpful in standing up to what comes next!

Next the paper was marbleized by floating paint on shaving cream — thank you Liz Sherwood for inviting me to that PaperWorks gathering. The finish? A layer of sparkle paint.

The inside paper holds one of a number of quotes from Journey of Dreams printed on the back of paper used during Sanctuary or in the work of honoring people working with survivors of torture…paper I didn’t want to shred without using again.

Then comes the folding and gluing.

But the real fun happens when they get delivered.

More than 1,000 have been left in random places with the help of friends and acquaintances. My hope is that they’ll be a found object people will be intrigued by…a little stand-alone treasure. And who knows — maybe someone might be enticed to want to know more about Journey of Dreams.

So far they’ve been left, mailed or gifted in England and Spain as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont.

Found a Byte? Left a Byte?

Share where in the comments below!

8 Responses to Book Bytes!

  1. Kathleen O'Toole says:

    I left 3 book bites in the library at my office. It is a bookcase near the receptionist’s desk. All 3 have been picked up. I also left some at local San Diego libraries and Bookstores.

  2. Cherie Moore says:

    I received one from my mother-in-law in Big Stone Gap, VA and left it in the break room at work in Greensboro, NC.

  3. Alice Habina says:

    Ruby Foo’s time square NYC

  4. Judy Dyl says:

    I left one at Willow Bridge Books, a pleasant, well-stocked Indy in Oakhurst, CA, on Highway 49 to Yosemite National Park.

  5. Sarah H says:

    I left two at the University of Arizona: one at the Student Union and one at the Library Cafe.

    I’ve seen one at Rincon market (but I was there when it was left).

  6. Bernadine Richey says:

    I haven’t been able to part with my treasure yet, but now that I have read “Journey of Dreams” I plan to share it with either my sister in New York or my sister in California and see what journeys start from there.
    Thank you, Marge!

  7. Spadoman says:

    I received one of these when I met Marge in Raging Sage Coffee in Tucson about 2 weeks ago. The connection that we were both involved in some sort of activism for peace and justice was natural and we started talking to each other immediately, as if we’d know each other as friends.
    I’ll keep looking at your pages and stay connected as I can.

  8. Michele says:

    Marge – Your Book Byte is a charming form of communication.

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