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Star Wars Reads Day: Books? A Jedi craves these things

Jedi, stormtroopers, Jawas, Ewoks, and book lovers alike will grab their favorite books and gather for the third annual Star Wars Reads Day, to be held in October.

Celebrate flipping book pages with the Force on Star Wars Reads Day, October 11, 2014. Lucasfilm

Mark your calendars, the third annual Star Wars Reads Day will be held on October 11. Star Wars authors and costumed fans will come together for special events at bookstores and public libraries worldwide to promote reading. Last year, over 2,000 events were held internationally.

"With the debut of our new animated series Star Wars Rebels launching on Disney XD this Fall, and the upcoming theatrical release of Episode VII in 2015, our third Star Wars Reads Day comes at an exciting time," Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm Franchise Publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide, said in a statement.

Along with Lucasfilm and Disney, participating publishers include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Disney Book Group, DK, Klutz, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, and Workman Publishing.

Star Wars Reads Day events will also include bestselling authors Jeffrey Brown ( ; ), Tom Angleberger ("Origami Yoda" series), Ian Doescher ( series), Ryder Windham ("Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide"), Troy Denning ("Star Wars: Crucible"), Jason Fry ("LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary"), Daniel Wallace ("The Jedi Path"), Daniel Lipkowitz ("LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles"), John Jackson Miller ("Star Wars: Kenobi"), Chris Alexander ("Star Wars Origami"), and Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas ("Star Wars: Death Star Owner's Technical Manual").

An official Star Wars Reads Day event kit with activity sheets and trivia, will be available for download soon at StarWars.com.

Fans wanting to find a Star Wars Reads event in their area should consult the Star Wars Reads Facebook Page for regular news and updates.

Jawas prefer non-fiction books on Star Wars Reads Day. Bonnie Burton