World Book Night 23rd April 2017
Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health, yet in England alone, 36% of people don’t regularly read (DCMS, 2015).
World Book Night brings together a powerful collaboration of national partners – publishers, printers, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations – to inspire more people to read. Volunteers within organisations, businesses and communities share their love of reading by giving out books to people who don’t read for pleasure or own books.
Events up and down the country celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives. World Book Night is celebrated on 23 April and run by The Reading Agency.
Because everything changes when we read!