“In the U.S., a half million free books will be handed out in towns and cities across America all on one day — April 23, 2013 — by enlisting 25,000 volunteer book lovers to help promote reading by going into their communities and personally handing out specially printed copies to light or non-readers and to those without the means or access to printed books.”
I’d really love to participate in this next year!
Same! I’m looking for NJ libraries & library staff who are participating. Send ‘em my way, won’t you?
World Book Night (created by Canongate publisher Jamie Byng, who met with me last week at the London Book Fair) is a labor of love, further proof of librarians’ commitment to (literally) getting books into peoples’ hands.
I salute all of the participants.