Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway

Over 7,000 people have volunteered to donate one of a shortlist of 20 books to the 35% of the population who are not regular readersA quarter of a million books are due to find new homes tonight, as thousands of book-lovers hit the streets to give away their favourite titles as part of World Book Night.Over 7,000 people have signed up to be volunteers for the fifth annual mass book giveaway. Each has been given 18 copies of their choice of book from a list of 20 titles, ranging from David Almond’s children’s classic Skellig, to MC Beaton’s crime caper Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. The 7,300 volunteers set out on Thursday to give their personal armload of books away to the 35% of the population who don’t read for pleasure. Related: World Book Night: how poetry helps reluctant readers take flight Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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