World Book Night is an international event designed to share the love of books and reading by finding 50,000 volunteer ‘book givers’ to give away a million free books!
April 23rd is UNESCO’s World Book Day, and World Book Night is a non-profit founded by publishers, booksellers, and many others in the book industry throughout the United States, the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland. Their Board has selected a list of thirty books to choose from – it’s a broad list with a little bit of everything represented on it – and the publishers have donated special editions of their books. You simply register on the World Book Night web site and indicate your first, second and third choice titles from the list. If you’re selected as a book giver, you’ll receive 20 copies of your title to give out for free on World Book Night!
To sign up to be a book giver, you must register by February 1st
The registration process is easy and only takes a few minutes. We at Spellbinder have registered to be a pick-up point for books, and are working with the youth center Wunut Novi to co-host a free book party at their building on World Book Night. If you would like to participate, please register now! You are more than welcome to come along to our party, or to design one of your own. Just remember, the idea of World Book Night is to pass free books along to people who, for whatever reason, might not read very often.
If you have any questions, check out the World Book Night web site or feel free to contact us at the store. As avid readers, we think this is going to be really fun, and we hope you can join us!