The backstory of World Book Night, a non-profit organization is "dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person." The annual event takes place on April 23, thousands of book givers hand out about half a million copies of the selected World Book Night paperback books locally. This year I will distribute Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist, a highly recommended read. The UK successfully originated World Book Night in 2011, the US followed in 2012.
I look forward to being able to participate as a book giver combining two of my life passions; reading and community service. "World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories." Look for my detailed post soon. Can you get involved in World Book Night?
Yes! You can get involved! Support World Book Night