The wildly ambitious World Book Night began in Great Britain and is casting its wide and beautiful net across Planet Earth.
In a nutshell, World Book Night is major magic.
I’m excited to be one of the thousand of volunteers who will give away 20 books on April 23 ~ in taxis and trains, parks and parking lots, coffee shops and shelters, at beaches and bars. This is my third year and the rewards are elephantine.
World Book Night is a nonprofit event and almost entirely dependent on volunteers and good will. All the authors waive royalties and the cost of printing the special soft-cover editions is underwritten by publishers, printers and paper companies.
April 23 is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, as well as Shakespeare’s birthday. On that night, volunteers will give books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.
Those are the barest details. Much more can be read on the website: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org.
To connect with the ace community that is WBN and find out how you can get involved, click here~ https://www.facebook.com/worldbooknightusa