World Book Night

Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith

World Book Night will take place on April 23, 2012 across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.

During World Book Night, 50,000 people, named as “book givers,” will each be giving away 20 books from a select list with a goal to have 1,000,000 people across the United States alone celebrating reading en masse. There will be adult books and young adult titles given away.

Sign up by Feb. 6 to apply to be a “book giver.” See the complete list of titles.

Update: the deadline to apply to be a volunteer book giver was originally Feb. 1 but has been extended to Feb. 6.