Who is spreading the love of reading by giving out a half a million books in the space of a single day?
It could be you. Participate in World Book Night, an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books.
Across America, this growing movement unites authors, publishers, book stores, libraries and you. Each year, 25,000 passionate World Book Night U.S. volunteers personally hand out half a million free books.
Their experiences are funny, moving and often life-changing.
This year you could be a part of this amazing effort. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by venturing out into their communities on April 23, 2014 handing out free copies of a book they enjoy to new or light readers.
These volunteers reach many people in diverse and underserved place such as VA hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, homeless shelters, ballparks, mass transit, diners and more.
Bookstores and libraries sign up as community host locations for the volunteer book givers where books are made available at no cost to volunteers. Authors of the books waive their royalties and publishers agree to pay the costs of producing specially printed, World Book Night, U.S. editions.
Looking for more information? Want to read stories from last year’s book givers? Interested in being a book giver? Visit us.worldbooknight.org to apply through Jan. 5.