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World Book Night 2018

World Book Night 2018

25 April 2018

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on April 23rd every year. Run by The Reading Agency, books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities.

To get involved you have to apply to The Reading Agency saying why you would like to take part and where you are going to distribute the books for example your gym class, quiz team or place of work and if you are successful in your application they will send you a batch of books of the same title so that you can all read the same book together and share it.

Each year The Reading Agency have several book titles available for the event which have been donated by publishers. This year there are twenty three titles on offer, some of which we have available in the library at Calibre. So if you want to join in why not try one of these:

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill 009268

The Loneyby Andrew Michael Hurley 011049

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal 011828

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey 010247

The Detective’s Daughter by Lesley Thomson 009823

The Beach Wedding by Dorothy Koomson Coming Soon

The Recovery Letters Edited by James Withey and Olivia Sagan Coming Soon

Other books The Reading Agency made available were:


Our Summer Together by Fanny Blake

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

At My Mother’s Knee by Paul O’Grady

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Lapido Manyika

Gilded Cage by Vic James

One of us is Lying by Karen M McManus

Carry on Jeeves by P G Wodehouse

Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole

Kith by Jo Bell

Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart

Satellite by Nick Lake

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

After The Fire by Will Hill

My Everything by Katie Marsh

What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World by Cat Warren

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be by Gemma Cairney