The Book Giver


United Kingdom

World Book Night 5th March 2011


The inaugural World Book Night will take place on Saturday, 5 March 2011, two days after World Book Day in the United Kingdom. On that 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, 1 million books will be given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland

World Book Night 2011 brings to mind the primeval act of story telling where fairy tales and folklores are often narrated to the habitants of a community, before the existence storybooks. Whilst giving your favourite storybook to someone may not be equivalent to the craft of story telling, it is nonetheless a worthy act that will benefit the social well being of our community.

 

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