The annual World Book Night takes place in April each year and is a celebration of reading and books. Tens of thousands of volunteers give away chosen books to other people in their community in order to share their love of reading.
Each year when World Book Night takes place, 20,000 volunteers are recruited to hand out 20 copies of their favourite books from the list to members of their community who do not normally read.
World Book Night gives away 100,000 books to potential readers in prisons, care homes, hospitals, sheltered housing and the homeless through partner charities throughout the UK.
The aim of this organisation is to inspire people to read and to spread the love for reading around the UK and Ireland. It also hopes to improve literacy in the UK and Ireland.
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