Have you guys heard about World Book Night? It’s a new celebration to spread the love of books around the globe. And the organizers are looking for volunteer book givers to hand out free books in communities across the country!
The first World Book Night (which coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of the Book) was held last year in the UK, and it’s making it’s American debut on April 23, 2012. This year, 30 books have been chosen to be distributed by volunteers. You can see a full list of the books chosen here, including a few of my favorites (Ender’s Game, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, among others). The books to be distributed will be delivered to various book stores, libraries, and other community locations for volunteers to pick up and pass out.
Want to sign up to be a volunteer book giver, and pass out free books on the subway, at a school, on a street corner, or anywhere, really? Click here to learn more, or click here to apply. They’re only accepting applications for book givers until February 1, so don’t delay. Spread the literary love.