World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading.
Things are moving fast as we finalise all our events for World Book Night on 23rd April 2013, the biggest literary event of the year.
There will be lots of events to celebrate right across the city and for those of you who fancy a ‘black tie’ event why not come to Edinburgh’s beautiful Central Library which will be transformed to host our World Book Nght flagship event for our flagship event, ‘World Book Night – Bond is back!’.
Go to www.edinburghreads.eventbrite.co.uk or phone 0131 242 8100
Each year WBN recruit 20,000 volunteers to hand out 20 copies of their favourite book from the WBN list to members of their community who don’t regularly read. By enlisting thousands of passionate book lovers around the country World Book Night reaches out to the millions of people in the UK who have yet to fall in love with reading in the hope that we can start them on their reading journey. In addition World Book Night distributes half a million books directly to the hardest to reach potential readers in prisons, care homes, hospitals, sheltered, supported and social housing, the homeless and through partner charities working throughout the UK. 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.
A red carpet event for guests and givers to hear a star studded line up of authors…join us!