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World Book Night 2014

World Book Night

World Book Night U.S. is a celebration of books and reading that will be held on April 23, 2014, when 25,000 passionate volunteers across America give a total of half a million books within their communities to those who don’t regularly read.

Each year, 30 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions.

On October 24, book titles were announced, and you can now apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in the community. World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations.

Givers pick up their books in the week before World Book Night, and East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd.) is a pick-up location you can select. On April 23, they give their 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 access.

To apply to be a giver, click here.