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World Book Night 2014

Dragonwings Bookstore is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014. On April 23 – Shakespeare’s birthday – 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. Dragonwings Bookstore serves as a community base for local givers, receiving the books that they will be giving out and providing useful resources. Volunteers will be giving out Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, After the Funeral by Agatha Christie, The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1 by John Flanagan, Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon, and Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan at the Waupaca Food Pantry, Riverside Medical Center, and other locations around Waupaca.

World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially-printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer book givers help promote reading by going into our communities and handing out free copies to those without means or access to a printed book. This is not a random giveaway, but a person-to-person, carefully planned outreach.

World Book Night is in its third year in the U.S., after the UK launch in 2011. WBN US’s reach includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI, and overseas military bases.

World Book Night is making a short, free original e-book available to everyone at their website on April 22. It contains short essays by booksellers, librarians and authors who were also givers.  More information, including FAQs and links to all social media – including giver experiences and photographs – is at www.us.worldbooknight.org

Dragonwings may have extra books to give away. If you are interested in volunteering as a giver, please contact us.

Apr 11, 2014 | Category: Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: 1

 

One Response to “World Book Night 2014”

  1. World Book Night sounds like a fantastic idea! I’d love to help if you can use another volunteer.


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