To celebrate the international literary celebrations this 23rd April , World Book Night will celebrate this ocassion giving away some free books to everyone. Read below for more info and get some new books for FREE.
About World Book Night
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift books in their communities to share their love of reading.
In 2012 World Book Night will be celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Germany and USA on April 23.
How does World Book Night work?
25 titles are specially chosen and printed in their thousands in World Book Night editions. Givers apply to give away a particular book (you get a first, second and third choice) which they must commit to give away to those who don’t regularly read to share and spread their love of reading. Each Giver receives 24 copies which they pick up from their local bookshops and libraries – the very heart of our reading communities – in the week before April 23.
The greatest reading journeys start when you put a book in to someone’s hand and say ‘this one’s amazing, you have to read it’ and by applying to be a giver you can help World Book Night give that experience to a million new readers on April 23.
It is difficult to quantify the value of reading on people’s lives, especially given the shocking statistics in the UK that outlines that one person in six struggles to read and write. Poor skills compromise health and well-being, confidence and employability. World Book Night’s charitable mission is to advance the education of the public by assisting in the promotion of literacy and the celebration of books and reading by creating unique moments which focus attention on adult literacy. By focusing on the enjoyment and engagement of reading we aim to reach and inspire those who have never discovered the value of reading.
Why April 23?
April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is both the birth and death day of Shakespeare, as well as the death day of Cervantes, the great Spanish novelist. It is in their honour that UNESCO appointed it the international day of the book and that we choose it to celebrate World Book Night.
The two titles we will be given away are the post apocalyptic The Road by Cormac Maccarthy and on the other side of the literary spectrum the ultra classic and better every time you re-read it, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, author who togther with Charles Dickens have kept the BBC’s custome drama department active for decades.
More on World Book Night : www.worldbooknight.org
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The only thing you have to do is go and pick up your book from Aculco Media, Unit 12 – Eurolink unit Centre, 49 effra road. SW2 1BZ .
Special invitation by Aculco Media & Latinos in London radio show every Monday – Tuesday at 6pm GMT. To listen CLICK HERE