Friday, January 06, 2012

Give Away Books on World Book Night - April 23, 2012

A big thank you to Trish from Hey Lady!  Whatcha Reading?  She posted about this and signing up was a no brainer.  Here are the basics:

We need 50,000 book-loving volunteers to fan out across America on April 23, 2012! Just take 20 free copies of a book to a location in your community, and you just might change someone’s life.

The goal is to give books to new readers, to encourage reading, to share your passion for a great book. The entire publishing, bookstore, library, author, printing, and paper community is behind this effort with donated services and time. And with a million free World Book Night paperbacks!

The first World Book Night was held in the UK last year, and it was such a big success that it’s spreading around the world! Please volunteer to be a book giver in the U.S. Sign up now to be a book giver. Read more about World Book Night on this site, from the free book list to the FAQs. Thank you!
As Trish said, this is a no-brainer for all of us who blog about books since by our very nature we are evangelists for reading!

You don't have to give the books away only at night.  I plan to give books away during the course of my day since I move through many places with lots of people of all ages.  What a great way to spread the love of books throughout the community.

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