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World Book Night 23 April

We hope that you enjoyed celebrating World Book Night with us on 23 April. We loved seeing how many of you were reading, sharing recommendations and encouraging others to join in.

For many people, setting aside dedicated time to read can be really beneficial. Reading for pleasure can be relaxing and offer a sometimes much-needed escape from the world, even if only for a short amount of time. If you enjoyed the #ReadingHour, why not give yourself time each day, or every few days, for reading? It doesn’t have to be a full hour, even 20 minutes or half an hour is time well spent.

If you need some inspiration, here’s Simon Callow reading from As You Like It, celebrating both World Book Night and Shakespeare’s birthday.

Share your #ReadingHour experience

If you joined in the #ReadingHour, we’d love to know what you thought. Did you read alone or with family? Did it motivate you to read more? By filling in a short survey, you can share your experience with us to show the value of World Book Night and have your say on our future work.

Find your next book

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

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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

Reading Unites Nation for Virtual World Book Night

A nation in lockdown united last week on Shakespeare’s birthday, in celebration of books and reading, for The R... 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

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 »

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