Apr 23, 2015
By Andy Johnson
Today is World Book Day and tonight is World Book Night. This is the annual celebration of reading and books that sees passionate volunteers giving out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities. The idea is to share the love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. In England, World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a British national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers in order to give them an equal chance in life. The BBC estimates some 10,000 volunteers will hand out more than 250,000 books in England tonight.