I must admit I had never heard of World Book Night until a work colleague mentioned it to me yesterday. This morning when I arrived at work there was a copy of Escaped from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden placed in front of my keyboard. I shall read it and pass it on…

So what is World Book Night?

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.

The name took its lead from the well-established and successful children’s reading celebration in UK and Ireland called World Book Day. So as day is for children, then night is for adults and night is also when we traditionally think about celebrations.

If I had known about it earlier I would have got myself organised to share around some of my preloved books on the day. I have been planning for a while to pass on books that I am not likely to read again through a local BookCrossing Zone.

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 23rd 2015

2 Responses to “World Book Night”

  1. lisl says:

    This is an excellent idea, and I guess a successful one as it continues to happen every year. There is nothing quite like sharing one’s love of books