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World Book Day Ireland

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A Chairde, we are delighted to be celebrating World Book Day in Ireland on Thursday 7th March 2019. Over the last 22 years, World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. This may sound like a very simple idea, but unfortunately, many children do not have access to books in their homes.

Find out about the 12 World Book Day €1.50 books for 2019 here. Along with those titles there is an additional book available in Ireland only, Sam Hannigan’s Rockstar Granny by Sam Nolan, published by O’Brien Press. The 2019 resource packs for primary and secondary schools will be available online from January 2019.

The 2019 resource packs for primary and secondary schools will be available online from January 2019.

As always, happy reading!

General Information

All material, including Euro Book Tokens, is sent in bulk to Ireland and is despatched to schools by the Irish Department of Education. We would like schools in Ireland to help ensure that the list used for dispatch is completely up to date. Please visit the site registration section or contact the main Helpline on 0906 265 0004 (calls to this number cost £1.00 per minute from most landlines. Mobile operators may charge more) or

The Irish Helpline operates for a limited period around World Book Day—please contact it on:

Secondary schools are required to register to participate. For 2019, secondary schools should re-register and re-confirm their requirements and schools not yet registered are welcome to do so also. Please see the secondary school registration section on this site for all details and to check your registration status. There is a €25 administration fee payable after 30 November 2018.

Please note that schools in Ireland and all primary schools will be automatically mailed as in previous years; there is no need to register. However, if you have previously requested to not receive any mailings from Education Direct, WBD’s mailing house, you will not receive any WBD material. To rectify this situation, please contact the Helpline at

General Enquiries:
Press Enquiries: Jenny Sharif at Kate Bowe PR: