World Book Night 23 April

Happy World Book Night!

Today is all about celebrating books and sharing the benefits that reading has on our lives.

How can you join in? Its simple, read a book! You can read anything you like in any way you want. We also want you to share what you’re reading with others, whether it’s in person or online. Can you encourage someone who doesn’t regularly read to join you today?

Everyone is invited to the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm tonight. This is a time for you to dedicate just for books; you can read alone, with others, or even call a friend to swap recommendations. Share how you’re spending the hour on social media using #ReadingHour.

The Stories that Shape Us

Join us tonight with host Bobby Seagull, who will be joined by Dr Alex George, Ayisha Malik, Dreda Say Mitchell and Lemn Sissay for a night of celebrating reading. Tickets are available to join us in-person at the British Library, or online for you to watch at home. Find out more.













Join in the #ReadingHour

Everyone is invited to the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm on 23 April. This is a time for you to dedicate just for books; you can read alone, aloud to others, or even call a friend to swap recommendations. Share how you’re spending the hour on social media using #ReadingHour. Find out why you should take part.

Discover the World Book Night 2022 booklist!

Find out which books are on the World Book Night 2022 booklist, offering recommendations for everyone, with fiction, non-fiction, Quick Reads and audiobooks for adults and young people aged 16+. Take a look at the booklist and choose your next read.















Download a free audiobook

Do you love audiobooks, or would you like to try one for the first time?

We’re offering you the chance to download a free audiobook, selecting between four titles from our World Book Night 2022 booklist.

















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

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Impact

Why is reading for pleasure important?

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Resources

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