World Book Night is tomorrow! (April 23)


Library Lab posted about World Book Night applications a couple of months ago and it's coming up tomorrow. According their website, "World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.  In 2012, World Book Night was celebrated in the U.S., the UK, Ireland, and Germany."

This is just a reminder to watch out for rogue book givers in your community. It's called World Book Night, but book giving happens all day on April 23. You might want to keep an eye on @wbnamerica or #WorldBookNight or #WBN2013 to follow the action.

I'm very excited to share my 20 copies of The Phantom Tollbooth via our neighborhood Little Free Library in Silver Lake. If you happen to be in LA, swing by and get one. It's a fantastic book.


  1. I’ll be giving away Fahrenheit 451 at Popcorn Noir in Easthampton, MA. Stop by for free books and (not free, but tasty) drinks.

  2. Excellent, excellent choice, Amy!  That’s my favorite book from my childhood (my son’s named Milo after the kid in the book).

    Now I feel I have to compete.  My own Little Free Library was erected in honor of Dalton and Cleo Trumbo, and always contains at least one copy of Trumbo’s National Book Award-winning 1939 novel, Johnny Got His Gun.  And tomorrow it’ll contain a couple of dozen copies in honor of the occasion.

    Not quite the lighthearted fun one gets from The Phantom Tollbooth, but Johnny  does have its fans.

  3. Loved the Phantom Tollbooth as a kid — my son (now 27) loved it and my daughter (now 13 still loves it after multiple readings.)  It’s timeless.  Great choice.  And you can never go wrong with a book Terry Pratchett has anything to do with (i.e, in this case, Good Omens.) 

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