World Book Night

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Time is ticking away! You only have three days left! Tuesday, January 31 is the last day to register to be a part of World Book Night.

What? You've never heard of World Book Night? World Book Night is a celebration of reading that was started last year in the UK and has spread to the US this year. The idea behind World Book Night is to encourage people who aren't regular readers to pick up a book and enjoy. And what better way to do that than to give them a free book! Thanks to book publishers, sellers, lenders and more World Book Night is prepared to give away ONE MILLION free books on Monday, April 23.

One million.

That is a lot of books. So they need a little help in the form of 50,000 volunteers willing to stand on street corners, in grocery stores, or anyplace in their community where they think they could find a few folks willing to take a free book. Check out the list of books being given away on World Book Night: memoirs, novels, horror, mystery, YA and tween here.

Think you can talk 20 strangers into accepting a free book? Then sign up for World Book Night and join the fun.

If you become a World Book Night volunteer, where would you give away books in your community?

Jodi Webb is a WOW Blog Tour organizer and writer. She often gives books she reviews to her family, friends, and local library. If chosen, she'd like to give away books at her local donut shop -- the place she worked before deciding she was a writer. Read about her World Book Night adventures at Words by Webb.


Anonymous said...

I sent off my application about a month ago. Just crossing my fingers at this point. I picked the Angelous title and said that if I was lucky enough to hand out books, I'd do it at our local community college.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post--I just signed up!

I also picked Maya's book along with Little Bee and Kindred. If chosen I will go to the local park--they have a full gym, courts, picnic area, and a coffee house. After that there are a couple of shopping centers where I could get permission to talk to people and, of course, the local Starbucks.

Margo Dill said...

Thanks for sharing this. I never heard of it before. I probably can't give out books this year with the little one at home, but I just love this idea!

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