We will be celebrating World Book Day on 7 March 2024. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, then please email hi@worldbookday.com

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How does the £1/€1.50 token exchange work for booksellers and publishers?

The £1/€1.50 token for book exchange is a contribution to World Book Day’s charitable purpose to encourage reading for pleasure.  Nearly 1m children in the UK don’t have a book of their own. World Book Day’s £1/€1.50 books are the first book some children own (including 1 in 5 children receiving free school meals).

Publishers produce and pay for the costs of producing the £1/€1.50 books. Booksellers buy the £1/€1.50 books from publishers to gift to children in exchange for their £1/€1.50 book token. The £1/€1.50 is not reimbursed.

It’s important to World Book Day’s charitable purpose that children can access their books, using the token, for free. To find out more about the process click here.

To find out more about how booksellers can work with World Book Day click here.

What is the theme for World Book Day this year?

World Book Day doesn’t suggest a theme, instead we hope that schools and families encourage children to read for pleasure, focussing on the 6 elements of reading for pleasure.

What is World Book Day’s approach to diversity and inclusion?

It’s vital that World Book Day encourages even more children to be readers.  That’s why World Book Day aims to be an ally to all children, making sure that all can see themselves represented in what we do, and make a deep connection with what they read. To find out more about our approach click here.

Can we order the £1/€1.50 books from you?

World Book does not carry any stock of the £1/€1.50 books. Booksellers buy the books directly from publishers or wholesalers. Find your local retailer here.

How does World Book Day work in Wales?

We work with Books Council Wales  to have an exclusive £1 book title for Wales each year in the Welsh language and resources for teachers.

You can find out more about World Book Day 2023 in Wales here.

How does World Book Day work in the Republic of Ireland?

We work with partners in the Republic of Ireland ensure there are exclusive €1.50 titles for Ireland, including in the Irish language and materials for teachers. World Book Day materials, including €1.50 World Book Day book tokens are sent to schools in Ireland by the Irish Department of Education.

You can find out more about World Book Day 2023 in Ireland here. Please send enquiries to wbd@education.co.uk.

Is World Book Day just one day or is there reading activity all year round?

World Book Day is a time for us all to celebrate reading together, but reading is for every day. Have a look at our Activity BankReading RecommendationsShare A Story Corner for reading fun all year round.

You can also see our schools and families hubs for free resources including audiobooks, activity sheets, discussion guides, and videos with the World Book Day £1/€1.50 authors and illustrators.

How do I fundraise for World Book Day?

You can find out how to fundraise for us here.

Our fundraising page details all the different ways you can donate to us: via BACS transfer, cheque, by phone, or simply by donating online through our JustGiving campaigns.

How is World Book Day funded?

World Book Day is funded by our sponsor National Book Tokens, a wide selection of publishers, and through other contributions, donations from a range of companies and fundraising.

You can see our annual accounts here.

You can find out more about how the World Book Day £1/€1.50 token and £1/€1.50 books exchange works here.

You can find out how to fundraise for us here.

What are the plans for World Book Day this year?

On World Book Day, on March 7 2024, every child and family is invited to join the celebrations. This year, we’re inviting children to “Read Your Way”, and we want celebrations to be inclusive and fun for everyone. This year’s celebration materials include online events, new inspiring video content for home and the classroom, as well as resources to engage children in reading.

How long is the £1/€1.50 book token redemption period?

Children and families can start using their £1/€1.50 book token from 15 February – 31 March 2024. To know more about the £1/€1.50 book token click here. 

What are the age ranges for the World Book Day £1/ €1.50 books?

World Book Day’s aim is for the books we present to be for all children and families, and particularly to offer a gateway into reading for those who don’t currently see themselves as readers. To find out more click here