Get involved

Applications for World Book Night 2016 are now closed. Thank you to the thousands of you who applied; we’ll be in touch soon!

You can find out more in our FAQs section. Please make sure you have read our guidelines and tips before you apply.

However you get involved, please join our band of volunteers all helping more people to get reading on World Book Night 2016. Because everything changes when we read.

What happens when you apply

  • Volunteers giving out World Book Night books apply to receive a set of 16 copies of a book chosen from the World Book Night 2016 list to people in their community who don’t regularly read. Please make sure you’ve carefully considered your book choice and application and read our guidelines and tips before applying.
  • You can apply as an individual or on behalf of an institution or organisation in which case you’ll be able to apply to receive more than one set of books so that, for example, an entire class in school or college or a large group of prisoners can all be given books.
  • Applications to give out a World Book Night title will close on 29 January. Once you have applied you will have to wait until the end of February to find out if you’ve been successful and what book you’ve been allocated.

We hope you enjoy taking part in World Book Night 2016 and are inspired to help get people into reading at other times in the year, helping us to build a reading nation.