With the full support of the Publishers Association, the Booksellers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the Reading Agency with libraries, World Book Day and the BBC, one million books will be given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland – and you could be one of them! We want twenty thousand people to volunteer to receive copies of their favourite title from the World Book Night list.
You have until January 24th to apply to be a giver. Read the launch announcement here. Follow on Facebook.
Loads of great books on there...still deciding which one I'd choose to give....
World Book Night is of course fighting back for words and reading after the Coalition Governments axing of the hugely successful infant reading programmes run through Booktrust.
As we all know, "libraries give us power", free knowledge and literature, available to all...and local government cuts will mean libraries across the country are already under threat. To draw attention to this further outrage, British Sea Power are inviting fans to suggest local libraries that they could perform at. Save yer library...enjoy a classic gig. Everyones a winner.
Here is BSPs current rallying cry against the unfairly balanced age of austerity. Enjoy.