World Book Night is The Reading Agency's annual celebration of books and reading, that takes place on 23 April. World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason - to read more. People and communities across the UK celebrate the difference that reading makes to our lives, from book themed parties at home to book swaps in offices. Organisations can volunteer to hand out books from our annual list to people who don't regularly read or own books.
Since 2011, millions of people across the UK have joined in celebrating World Book Night.
- Look at our latest booklist of recommendations that will inspire anyone to read
- Celebrate at home, or in your workplace, organisation, library or bookshop
- Join in the #ReadingHour and dedicate time to reading
- Get on the Road to Reading and commit to reading for 30 minutes each weekly to build a regular reading habit
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Impact and reach
"I have never owned a new book but World Book Night has made it possible - thank you. Reading together as a group has boosted my confidence."