At First Book, we spend our work hours getting new books to kids in need, and we spend our free time reading (naturally). But, on rare occasions, we do go out to the movies. And our favorite movies? Ones made from classic books, of course. (We are also fans of heart-warming sports movies, but that’s neither here nor there).
So we’re pretty excited to see the new Jane Eyre film this weekend. Romance! Tragedy! Dark manor houses upon the brooding moors! Dame Judi Dench! What’s not to love?
We’re especially excited to see the furniture and costumes in the movie. Partly because well-made period films from major movie houses always have great sets, but also because all of these amazing props and dresses will be on sale, March 15-19, at One Kings Lane. And, thanks to the generosity of our friends at One Kings Lane and Focus Features, all proceeds from those sales are going directly to First Book.
So check out the sale on One Kings Lane, where you can also register to win some amazing things – like a private screening of the movie for yourself and your friends. And you can consider picking up one of those rare items, knowing that every penny from that sale will go to get more brand-new books into the hands of kids that need them.