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World Book Night 23 April 2020

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Events up and down the country run by individuals and organisations celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives, and everyone from publishers to librarians, and local businesses to the general public can get involved. If you’re hosting an event for your friends, family or people you work with, start planning what you want to do now! You can use our downloadable resources to help and publicise your event to reach more people.

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. Find out more about applying to hand out books in your organisation.

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

Applications for 2020 will open on 10 December.

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News

Living in a Notification Nation: constant smartphone distractions prevent Brits from picking up a book

A new survey from The Reading Agency has revealed that smartphone habits are preventing individuals from reading book... read more »

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Impact

Norfolk's Great Big Read

For the last two years the World Book Night recommended reads have been promoted across our 47 Norfolk libraries and ... read more »

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Resources

World Book Night 2020 logo

Download our logo to use on posters, websites and any materials you create to publicise and use at your World Book Ni... read more »

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