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22 October 2020

World Book Night 2020

23 April 2020

Today - 23 April - is all about celebrating books and sharing the benefits that reading for pleasure has on our lives.

How can you join in? It's simple, read a book! You can read anything you like in any way you want. We also want you to share what you're reading with others, whether it's in person with the people you live with, over Zoom with friends or colleagues, or on social media. Can you encourage someone who doesn't regularly read to join you today?

Everyone is invited to the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm tonight. This is a time for you to dedicate just for books; you can read alone, aloud to others, or even call a friend to swap recommendations. Share how you're spending the hour on social media using #ReadingHour.

And if you're looking for a new book, take a look at this year's booklist. There's something for everyone on the World Book Night website, including fiction, non-fiction and young adult books.

World Book Night is organised by The Reading Agency. It takes place on 23 April every yea which is the UNESCO International Day of the Book and, probably, the birth and death date of William Shakespeare.