World Book Night 23 April 2021

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with Specsavers, in 2021 we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary with a special “Books to Make You Smile” theme.

Applications are open now for organisations to receive copies of books from our booklist to distribute to people who don’t regularly read for pleasure or have access to books. If you work for a library, prison, hospital, college, care home, or any other organisation that can reach new and lapsed readers, apply now.

Find your next book

If you’re looking for a new book, take a look at the 2021 booklist. There’s something for everyone on here, including fiction, non-fiction and young adult books.

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

gal-dem, Stephen King, Jack Monroe and Pam Ayres to Feature on World Book Night 2021 Booklist

The Reading Agency, in partnership with Specsavers, has today announced the titles that will feature on the booklist ... read more »

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 »

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 »