World Book Night
20th April 2017
According to the World Book Night website "reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health, yet in the UK 35% of people don’t regularly read".
This event brings together a collaboration of partners – publishers, printers, distributors, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations – to inspire more people to read. Thousands of volunteers share their love of reading by giving out books to people in their communities who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. National, regional and local events up and down the country celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.
World Book Night is celebrated on 23rd April and run by The Reading Agency.
For more information visit the World Book Night website.