If you’ve been reading my blog for more than a year, you know that I’ve been excited about this, before. World Book Night happens every year on April 23, and I am delighted to be participating for the third year in a row. Love this!! It’s a day dedicated to celebrating the love of reading and spreading this love with books books and more books.
World Book Night is an awesome initiative of a magnitude that I personally find hard to grasp. I can’t imagine the coordination and effort it takes to distribute a half million books for the greatest give-away ever. (Not to mention all the ground work of the publishers, authors, truck drivers and facilities needed to work out all the logistics.)
As a Book Giver, the process couldn’t be easier. You apply online, and wait to be notified. The application process is quite brief and it is at this point that you get to choose the book (from their list) you would like to give. IF you are selected, you get an email with the good news. Then shortly thereafter you select the place where you would like to pick up your box of books (this might be a local bookstore or library).
Then, within a specific window of about a week, you pick up your box. As you wait for World Book Night you can go to their website for links to print out posters, badges and bookmarks.
This is the third year that I have participated, and I couldn’t be more pleased and proud to be part of such a fantastic project. Just imagine… on this same day, books are being handed out all across the US and the UK, with more countries planning to join in the future. It’s a coordinated effort of humanity to share the love of reading. In this country alone, there are over 25,000 volunteers going out into 6,000 towns and cities.
Several blog readers signed up this year and were selected (yay!). I will certainly post an alert on this blog when it is time to sign up for World Book Night 2015. I hope that even more of you will choose to participate next year. It’s easy, it’s free, it’s simply an extraordinary project to be part of. What a super way to share your love of reading. :)
Trivia: Why April 23?
It’s Shakespeare’s birthday :) and will be the date for World Book Night every year.