World Book Day Fest
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For Bookshops

World Book Day is all about getting kids into bookshops. With more than 14 million book tokens going out this year, every child wanting to get their hands on their free book (or £1 off any full price book that takes their fancy) will be visiting one of your bookshops. Find out about this year’s £1 books here.

For a lot of kids it will help cement a love of books—maybe they’ll find a new author to love, or feel a little closer to one they already knew. For others it’ll be an amazing introduction to one of the great pleasures of life.

You are a big part of what makes World Book Day special, and it is thanks to your goodwill and generosity that we can make World Book Day happen.

To help you this year, we’ve got ideas, information and resources to help you to make as big a World Book Day fuss as possible (because celebrating reading is definitely worth making a fuss about!) and also working with local schools and libraries. See below for links to posters, resource packs, activity sheets and our PR Toolkit.

Please do let us know what you have planned by uploading event information to our Events area.

If you’re looking for inspiration our Showcase is packed with great ideas for promoting books and reading from teachers, booksellers, librarians—and we’d love you to share your ideas too.

Posters

We’ve created some eye-catching posters to help promote World Book Day and the £1 books in bookshops. The events poster includes space for you to advertise any special events you have planned on or around World Book Day.

School’s Resource Packs

Our resource packs for nurseries and pre-schools, primaries and secondary schools are packed with information about this year’s campaign. You can view, print and share them online here.

Resources

We have a host of printable resources including colouring sheets, quizzes, crafts, puzzles and activities that may be used for your in-store events. Find out what’s available here.

Branding and PR

If you’re creating your own promotional materials you can find this year’s World Book Day branding here and our PR Toolkit here.

Events

Find out what's happening where you live.

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Competitions

There are stacks of fantastic book giveaways and competitions for you to enter.

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