World Book Night

World Book Night is April 23rd!

The official World Book Night celebration was established in the United Kingdom by The Reading Agency. World Book Night celebrates the importance of books, reading and literacy. This event takes place on April 23rd every year (Shakespeare’s birthday and International Day of the Book!). WBN is celebrated by a variety of readers, publishers, printers, booksellers, and libraries, working together to celebrate books and the power of story.


Host Your Own Event in Honor of WBN!

Take a look at this toolkit for hosting events in honor of World Book Night on Saturday, April 23rd. Whether you’re thinking a small gathering of friends or a community-wide party, this toolkit will help you plan a great event with games, guest speakers, and more!


Join Us at BYOB Book Drive!

We're working with our friends at Book Riot to celebrate World Book Night with an HPA classic: book drives!  If you enjoy books, giving back, and hanging with other literary enthusiasts, join us at a book drive near you on Saturday, April 23! 

BYOB Book Drive NYC at Tumblr HQ

BYOB Book Drive DC at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library

BYOB Book Drive LA at The Last Bookstore