Happy World Book Night!
Today across the UK, Ireland, Germany and the US almost 80,000 people
will give over 2 million books to spread their passion for books
and reading in their communities and encourage new people to fall in
love with reading.
In the UK and Ireland, 20,000 givers including the Duchess of Cornwell
and Stephen Fry will be giving specially printed copies of the 25 books.
There are givers all across the country from the Shetlands to the
Channel Islands and almost every populated corner in between. In
addition more than 70,000 books will be going in to over 110 prisons for
prisoners as well as their families (to enable shadow reading) and
This year the books include an extract from another book recommended by
the author to encourage recipients on to their next, as well as a
Shakespeare sonnet chosen by poet Don Paterson to celebrate our greatest
writer's birth and death day.
How you can celebrate
Tell everyone you know about what books and reading mean to you
(as well as about World Book Night). If you're using social media,
follow us on twitter @worldbooknight and use #worldbooknight to follow today's activities. On facebook you can like us and join in the conversation - we're asking everyone to share their favourite book as their status update to spread the word.
Give / share your favourite book with someone today
Visit your local library and bookshop. Join your library, ask
your librarian or bookseller for a recommendation, buy or borrow an
amazing new book you'd never otherwise have discovered.
Celebrate this evening at one of the hundreds of events taking place around the country from author readings to quizes and parties as well as candle-lit readings or you can watch our flagship London event live streamed on your computer. SImply login or register for an account and follow the link from the homepage this evening. Event starts at 7.15pm.
Many people are already asking about how they can sign up to be a giver
and get involved with World Book Night 2013 as well as what the titles
will be and which new countries will be celebrating. We won't be
announcing anything for 2013 till later in the year but you will be one
of the first to know, and if your friends and family want to stay up to
date please tell them to join our mailing list
We hope you have a very happy World Book Night!
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