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World Book Night 23 April

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers.

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News

World Book Night 2017 launches today!

World Book Night 2017 launches today and is heading in an exciting new direction. We’ve listened carefully to feedbac... read more »

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Impact

World Book Night 2016 builds on previous years' success

Following on from our large-scale impact evaluation in 2015, we assessed again the impact of the 2016 event on our re... read more »

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Resources

World Book Night 2017 general poster (PDF, A4)

Print this poster and stick up on noticeboards, in windows and anywhere else you like to promote World Book Night read more »

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