Book a night: Give a book

Great, great idea to promote books and reading!

World Book Night, 23 april 2012, is an annual celebration designed to spread the love of reading and books. Tens of thousands of people will go out into their communities to share the joy by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks. (Yes, printed books – love the digital way – but for me, nothing beats the real thing.)

Launched in the UK in 2011, World Book Night has expanded to the US this year and will continue in the UK and Ireland. Here are the 30 titles that will be distributed.

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It’s one night of giving books in the hopes of promoting the value of reading year-round. And a great way to help support our disappearing brick-and-mortar bookstores and struggling libraries.

Why 23 april? That date commemorates the births/deaths of many literary figures including Vladimir Nabokov/William Shakespeare and Cervantes.

I’m heading over to get involved. You can too (before 6 february)!

4 Responses to “Book a night: Give a book”

  1. lg Says:

    What a great idea! Am checking our local city services and library to see how to get involved.

  2. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Good job!

  3. Teri_edu Says:

    This is great, I’m headed over to apply. What a wonderful event, thank you for posting it.

  4. Janet Giampietro Says:

    Sadly neither I nor anyone I know was (were?) chosen to participate. Is anyone reading this chosen to give out the books?

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