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World Book Night 23 April

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Up and down the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many more celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.

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

Connecting a nation in self-isolation

World Book Night 2020 is going digital, as we modify plans due to Covid-19. We’re encouraging the nation to share in the pleasure of enjoying a book – in print, in or in audio. Join in our Reading Hour, taking time out to read alone or with others. And share a book with family, friends or colleagues, by giving recommendations, encouraging someone to join the library or gifting a book. Find out more about how we’re adapting our plans.

What can you do?

Watch this space, as we’ll be publishing toolkits full of ideas for you to join in the celebration on 23 April. Whether you’re living alone and looking for something to do in the evening, or if you’re part of an organisation that has changed its World Book Night plans, we’re here to help.

Our toolkits will be going live right here soon, and stay up-to-date with the latest news on social media using @WorldBookNight.

Sign up for a free audiobook

You can apply now to receive a free audiobook download on 23 April. Choose one of four titles available and you’ll be sent a download code on World Book Night.
Find out more.

Discover the World Book Night booklist

Have you seen our booklist? If you’re looking for something to read, look no further as we have something for everyone.

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