The Statement

by Brian Moore | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0525941282 Global Overview for this book
Registered by crrcookie of Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on 3/19/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by crrcookie from Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This is a book that I picked up at the Book Thing of Baltimore. The BookCrossers of the DC area took a road trip there on March 15th. I gathered up many books to release at the Day of the Book Festival in Kensington in April.

This book will be available for release.

Released 14 yrs ago (4/27/2008 UTC) at Day Of The Book (Street Festival) On Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA



Welcome to Old Town Kensington's Celebration of the International Day of the Book.

April twenty-third (the festival is on the nearest Sunday) is a symbolic day in world literature. Declared as International Day of the Book by UNESCO in 1995, this celebration of books and literature draws its inspiration from a Catalan tradition, the Festival of the Rose.

Legend has it that Saint George, Patron Saint of Catalonia and international knight-errant, slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful Catalan princess. From the dragon's blood sprouted a rosebush, from which the hero plucked the prettiest rose for the princess. Hence the traditional Rose Festival celebrated in Barcelona since the Middle Ages to honor chivalry and love. In 1923, this lover's "festa" became even more poetic when it merged with "el dia del llibre", or The Day of the Book, to mark the nearly simultaneous deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, the two giants of literary history, on April 23, 1616.

On this day in Barcelona, bookstalls and street festivities run the length of the picturesque La Rambla, the old city's main boulevard and, according to the Spanish author Garcia Lorca, "the only street in the world which I wish would never end".

The Town of Kensington, Kensington Literary Group, and the Pauli Bellet Foundation Catalan Library, invite you to celebrate this wonderful day on Howard Ave, our "La Rambla".

Thanks for picking up one of the BookCrossing books that you found at the festival or selected from our booth. If you are joining BookCrossing please consider entering crrcookie as the member that referred you.

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Journal Entry 3 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 3, 2008
We gave away over 1,000 books, but there were so many leftover at the end. This one was one of the MANY that came home with me.

Journal Entry 4 by ResQgeek at Dulany Gardens Park in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (9/23/2008 UTC) at Dulany Gardens Park in Alexandria, Virginia USA



Left by the fountain alongside Ballenger Ave.

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Journal Entry 5 by besatete from Davie, Florida USA on Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I found this book on a bench at the Arlington Cemitery Metro Station in Washigton D.C. when I was visiting. I then decide to bring it with me to Florida. Let's see where it will travel after I'm done with it!

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