For the fourth year in a row, October 10 marks Star Wars Reads Day, with over a thousand events planned internationally. Publishers are hosting meet-and-greets with authors, panel discussions, readings, Star Wars themed games and other events in an effort to promote literacy as well as the December 18 release of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Reads events are scheduled to take place in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, the UK, and the US. Since its inauguration in 2012, the annual literary celebration has encompassed over 2,500 events. This year is unique, in that the event will also feature over twenty books built around the upcoming film.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, check out the events here. And if you want to prepare, or if you can’t make it, here’s a list of some awesome books to get you started.
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure by Greg Rucka
The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry
Featured image courtesy of StarWars.com