Emma Watson is hiding copies of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women around the world for fans to find.
The British actress, who plays Margaret ‘Meg’ March in Greta Gerwig’s new movie version of the book, founded her Book Fairies project back in 2017. Its members hide reading material in public places for people to enjoy.
This Christmas (2019), the generous star is distributing 2,000 copies of Little Women in 38 countries – each containing a handwritten note from Emma herself.
Announcing the latest initiative on Instagram, she wrote: “I’m excited to reveal a global effort with @bookfairiesworldwide to hide 2,000 copies of Little Women! #LWBookFairies starts today and features over a hundred different editions of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel to celebrate the release of #LittleWomenMovie.”
The Beauty and the Beast star went on to encourage fans to follow the hashtag #ibelieveinbookfairies to see where the books were hidden.
Emma, 29, launched Book Fairies after first hiding books on the London Underground as a one-off event the previous year.
Little Women, which also stars Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, and Laura Dern, debuts in cinemas on Christmas Day.