World Book Night 23 April

The World Book Night 2023 booklist

Find out which books have been selected for World Book Night 2023! Featuring fiction, non-fiction, Quick Reads and audiobooks for adults and young people aged 16+, this list has something to encourage everyone to pick up a book. Take a look at the booklist and choose your next read.















You can also find recommendations of all the books we’ve featured on our curated booklists since 2011. Use our book sorter to find your next read across a range of genres.

Apply to receive books in your organisation

World Book Night is about celebrating and sharing books with others. Each year, copies of the books on our booklist are donated to organisations across the UK that can reach people who don’t regularly read for pleasure or have access to books. Books are sent in time to be distributed on World Book Night, 23 April. If you work for an organisation that can reach our target audiences, apply to receive books by 27 January.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.

News

Announcing the 2023 booklist

We’re thrilled to announce the list of 27 titles that will feature as part of World Book Night 2023, the annual celeb... read more »

Announcing the 2023 booklist

Impact

Suzie's story - Reading for Wellbeing

We spoke to Suzie, a recipient of a World Book Night book from York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation... read more »

Suzie's story - Reading for Wellbeing

Resources

The Reading Agency's toolkit for hosting online events

As events continue to move to online formats, we have created a toolkit to support libraries and other organisations ... read more »

The Reading Agency's toolkit for hosting online events