200 bloggers, 200 books, 56 publishers and one hour

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On November 10, at 1 pm, 200 bloggers simultaneously published reviews of 200 books printed on eco-friendly paper to raise consumer awareness about considering the environment when making book purchases. This year’s participation of both bloggers and books has doubled from the event’s inception last year by Eco-Libris.

The 200 books reviewed were in a variety of subjects including cooking, poetry, travel, green living, and history, and come from 56 publishers from the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK that are participating in the Green Books Campaign. This diversified group of publishers includes both small and large presses who all print books on recycled and/or FSC-certified paper.

Participating publishers included Penguin  Group, Scholastic, Barefoot Books, McClelland & Stewart, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, Sterling Publishing, DK Publishing, Harvard Business Press, Island Press, North Atlantic Books, McGraw-Hill, ABRAMS and Picador, among others.

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