Get involved

World Book Night 2019 will take place on 23 April, and you can get involved!


Once again we’ll be working closely with organisations up and down the country to distribute our brilliant books to new readers. If you work for a library, prison, college, care home, youth centre or other organisation who can reach people who don’t regularly read, you can apply here.

We want to give books to targeted groups of people The Reading Agency reaches through its work, including less confident adult readers or those who don’t read for pleasure, isolated and vulnerable older people, people in UK prisons, people with mental health needs, parents and vulnerable pregnant women, and young people who don’t read for pleasure.

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World Book Night is for everyone, and it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate books with your friends, family and local community. You can gift unwanted books to other people or charities, hold book swaps at work or at home, and have a book-themed party to celebrate all things literary. The possibilities are endless, and if you need a bit of inspiration take a look at our resources.

To help spread the joy of reading on World Book Night you can:

You can find out more in our FAQs section.

However you get involved, please join us to help more people to get reading on World Book Night 2019 and together we can create a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.