World Book Night 2022

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World Book Night, the annual celebration of reading for adults and young people presented by The Reading Agency is on 23 April! This year, 84,000 books will be gifted to a range of organisations across the UK and Ireland including care homes, foodbanks, homeless hostels, hospitals and refugee charities as part of the World Book Night 2022 celebrations.

We’re joining in the celebration and we’d love for you to join us. Select a book from this year’s booklist which offers recommendations for everyone, with fiction, non-fiction, Quick Reads and audiobooks (download a free audiobook here), or choose any book that you want to read, and join in the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm sharing what you’re reading on social media. You can also join host Bobby Seagull for a discussion on The Stories that Shape Us with Dr Alex George, Ayisha Malik, Dreda Say Mitchell and Lemn Sissay for a night of celebrating reading on World Book Night.

World Book Night is about encouraging everyone to find time for reading; if you’re looking after children you can also share some time reading with them before bed using our Share a Story Corner videos, 10 Minute Story Shares and World of Stories free audiobooks.

For more information on how to get involved visit We look forward to hearing how you celebrate!

World Book Night 2022 - booklist

World Book Night 2022