Our fellow bookworm Sarah Jessica Parker has joined forces with ALA, the American Library Association, to bring us Book Club Central, a brand new online resource that specializes in bringing about more literary goodness including recommendations, reading resources, book lists, and more.
The Sex and the City actress will take her place as Honorary Chair of the book club and one of her main duties will be providing book suggestions throughout the year, the first of which will be announced on June 24th at the President’s Program ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois.
Reading and literature has always held a profound place in the designer’s heart and she is honored to be able to be a part of spreading the love of books.
“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf,” Parker said in an official statement. “It is a great honor and privilege to partner with the American Library Association and Book Club Central. I’m thrilled to help champion original voices for dedicated readers as well as for a new generation, supporting libraries in what they do best.”
ALA’s president, Julie Todaro, also expressed her admiration and excitement for Parker’s newfound involvement:
“I can’t think of anyone more perfect than Sarah Jessica Parker to be the American Library Association chair of Book Club Central. Ms. Parker is an advocate for libraries and literacy issues, has served on a Presidential Task Force to integrate literature and drama into schools, has experience starting a book club, is the Editorial Director of a new line of books: SJP for Hogarth, and is — most importantly — a lifelong reader who shares her love of reading with others. The ALA is lucky to be able to share Ms. Parker’s passion and expertise with book clubs and readers everywhere.”
After all, what is our world without books?
First Published on #AmReading