World Book Night | A million reasons to read a book

World Book Night | A million reasons to read a book.

Welcome to World Book Night.


The inaugural World Book Night will take place on Saturday, 5 March 2011, two days after World Book Day.


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!

Read the launch announcement here.

A Fine Balance

A Life Like Other People’s Agent Zigzag All Quiet on the Western Front Beloved
Case Histories Cloud Atlas Dissolution Fingersmith Half of a Yellow Sun
Killing Floor Life of Pi Love in the Time of Cholera Northern Lights One Day
Rachel’s Holiday New Selected Poems


The Blind Assassin The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie The Reluctant Fundamentalist The Spy Who Came In from the Cold The World’s Wife Toast

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1 Comment

  1. Boo on 4 March 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I was blocked from my World Book Night (WBN) account for hours today, and my copies of ‘Toast’ still haven’t arrived at my local Waterstones at 17:00 hours today – no response to my emails from WBN – I have made countless calls to Waterstones to check and if they arrive tomorrow I may not be able to collect them due to other commitments – Waterstones have been very helpful in keeping me informed… any one not received their copies yet? I was so looking forward to giving tomorrow … guess i’ll walk the dog and read instead!