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World Book Night 2012 logo

In case you haven’t heard of it, World Book Night will take place on Monday, April 23, 2012, and is a celebration of books and reading. Officially, it is this:

World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.

World Book Night, through social media and traditional publicity, will also promote the value of reading, of printed books, and of bookstores and libraries to everyone year-round.

Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years.


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  1. I was thinking you meant “World Book” – like the brand of encyclopedia. DUH, am I an idiot. I think that way because my dad used to sell them and they’ve stopped printing Encyclopedia Britannica so I have that on my mind.
    But I love reading, so World Book Day is good!

  2. very cool. it’s like RIF for grownups! thanks fro making me aware.

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