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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

world book night 2012

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The first World Book Night was held last year in England (see our previous post). The celebration of books and reading will now include the United States and will be observed in both countries on April 23, 2012.  Author Anna Quindlen is the honorary chairwoman for the American expansion of the British give-away.  At this point, an organizational committee has chosen the titles for the giveaway, and is now accepting applications for "book givers".  Applicants have to answer several questions and the hope is to get a diverse group of people to give books to those in populations that are underserved by location, income, or other reasons.  The committee is looking for 50,000 volunteers to give out 20 copies each.

If you are interested, sign up here to be a giver for the first U.S. World Book Night.

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