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Monday, April 23, 2012

World Book Night

World Book Night is a new phenomena that started in the U.K. last year and this year is taking place in the U.K., Ireland and the United States. It is a movement that can only be described as inspiring. The books that were chosen to be given away are excellent titles. Maybe you will run into a book giver sometime tonight! Keep your eyes peeled to receive a free book!

Information from the World Book Night website:

About World Book Night

What is World Book Night?

World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.

World Book Night, through social media and traditional publicity, will also promote the value of reading, of printed books, and of bookstores and libraries to everyone year-round.

Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. Please join our mailing list for regular World Book Night U.S. news. And thank you to our U.K. friends for such a wonderful idea!

Additionally, April 23 is UNESCO’s World Book Day, chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.

The World Book Night U.S. Team

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