So I have this theory that books find us — that they are accomplices rather than inanimate objects in our life-long learning adventure.


I’ve come to think this way because the books that have shifted my way of looking at reality, the ones that have changed my life, have made their way to me in often serendipitously, synchronistically, and yes even magically, movie-scene-worthy ways. 

I find these origin stories to be pointedly poignant prologues to the knowledge gifted to me through the titles they proceed. 

#HowBooksHappen is a vessel to collect the stories of how inspiring books and the people that were inspired by them found each other, so that they can in turn find you.

If you have a great story that you would like to share please post it on Instagram, tag @MakeBooksHappen and make sure to add #howbookshappen and #makebookshappen to the post.


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“Good books don’t give up all
their secrets at once.”


Stephen King


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