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World Book Day 2023 announcements

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With a programme of exciting events, brand new activities for home and school, and our fantastic line-up of £1/€1.50 books, World Book Day on 2 March 2023 is shaping up to be the best ever. 

Keep an eye on this space as we update it with announcements on our 2023 events, activities, and partnerships that will ensure that more children than ever can have the opportunity to discover a love of reading. You can also read our impact report from World Book Day 2022.

Have a wonderful World Book Day and don’t forget to tag us in your social posts and use #worldbookday so we can see how you’re celebrating.

We’re delighted to share with you the line-up of £1/€1.50 books for 2023 that children can choose for free with their £1/€1.50 book token! With books for beginning, early, fluent and independent readers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Alongside the 12 titles available across the UK, we also have two exclusive books for Ireland and a new World Book Day Welsh title. The books will be available from booksellers from 16 February 2023 – find your nearest participating bookseller. The token redemption period is from 16 February – 26 March 2023.

Find out everything you need to know about the books and token exchange here.

For more information about World Book Day 2023, please visit our FAQs.

Find everything you need to prepare for your World Book Day celebrations in education settings and at home on our Celebrate World Book Day page, including our Primary School Pack, Secondary School Pack and Early Years pack, fun activities, resources, display and celebration materials. 

This year we have some amazing online events for you to integrate into your celebrations. For all the details visit our events page.

In the UK, nearly 400,000 children don’t have a book of their own. Having access to books and developing a love of reading for pleasure is vital for a child’s future. Our vision is to see more children, from all backgrounds, developing a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and benefitting from the improved life chances this brings them. By making a donation or raising funds for World Book Day, you can help us change lives through a love of books and shared reading.

Download our Fundraising pack

We welcome the opportunity to work with partners who share our commitment to changing lives through a love of books and reading. We work with those who can help us do more to achieve our mission to promote reading for pleasure and offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. We select our commercial partners carefully and work with them in a range of ways, from one-off fundraising events to longer term partnerships. Find out more here – Work With Us. – or email us at

World Book Day is a registered trademark. This means you must have our written consent through a formal licensing agreement to use the name ‘World Book Day’, our logo or any of our artwork assets.


Introducing 2023's £1/€1.50 books for all ages
World Book Day® is a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens.