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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. 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.

News

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Impact

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Resources

World Book Night 2019 Programme Review

World Book Night 2019 saw thousands of books being handed out to non-readers with events taking place across the coun... read more »

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