Encourage adult reading!
November 15, 2012 5:43 PM Subscribe
World Book Night in the USA, UK, Germany
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Readers, give away free books you love! Encourage reading!World Book Night
started in the UK giving away books specifically to encourage reading in light or non-readers who are adults (as opposed to children, who get World Book Day
already). It has grown to include the US
. Each "giver" selects one title from 30 books selected for the event. The giver receives twenty copies of the book and gives them away on April 23, 2013 (picked for Shakespeare's birthday).
It's a wonderful reading & community event, with specially-published editions of each title for World Book Night. The authors voluntarily forego any royalties, and publishers eat the cost of production. Here's the UK/Ireland 2013 titles
and US 2013 titles.
Givers pick up the books at a local bookstore or library, so it's a community event.
The only difficulty is choosing just one title from the list of thirty. Simple, on-line application if you follow the links! Previously