Run every 23 April by national charity The Reading Agency, World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading committed to reaching the millions of people in the UK who don’t regularly read for pleasure or own books.
Research from The Reading Agency has shown that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background and can contribute to positive mental health. Nearly two thirds (64%) of those who received a book on World Book Night 2016 said it encouraged them to read more, while 88% of those who gave out titles said they had talked about books more since taking part.
Take part in World Book Night 2017
Attend an event or host your own!
Visit http://worldbooknight.org/events for events nationwide or use the online activity pack and array of resources to start your own.
Celebrate reading by sharing a book that has made a difference to you.
Give out your own book of choice in your community and post it on the World Book Night 2017 Goodreads page.
Join the social media campaign on 23rd April
by recommending a book that has made a difference to you, using #WorldBookNight and let them know what you’re doing by following World Book Night on Twitter (@worldbooknight) or Facebook.
You can also sign up to the World Book Night Thunderclap to reach as many people as possible on the day.
This year, World Book Night will also work closely with specially selected organisations such as care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other charities to match books with new readers.