If you love to read a good book and to tell other people about it, you may want to apply to be a World Book Knight Giver. On April 23rd, 2012, World Book Night, an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books, will take place in the U.S. and U.K. and they’re looking for 50,000 volunteers to each hand out 20 copies of select books. That means they’ll be giving away a total of 1 million FREE special World Book Night paperbacks! Wow! 😀
In order to be a book giver, you must be:
*Aged 16 or over and a resident of the U.S. (go here for the U.K. site)
*Able to pick up 20 copies of your book from your local bookshop or library
*Committed to giving your books away on World Book Night to non or light readers
How Does it Work?
*Head on over here and fill out the form to register to be a World Book Knight Giver.
*On the registration page, you’ll need to make 3 book choices and state why you’d like to participate and where you are thinking of going to give out your books. Keep in mind that World Book Knight Givers will be chosen based on where, to whom, and why you want to give books away.
*You will be notified in early February 2012 if you have been chosen to be a book giver and which of the three books they are able to provide you with. You will then choose at which local bookstore or library you’d like to pick up your box of books ahead of World Book Night.
*Then, on April 23rd, 2012, you’ll just need to go to a coffee shop or hospital, church or community center, an after-work party or train home, shopping mall or local school — and give out 20 FREE paperbacks. Keep in mind that these paperbacks will be specially-produced, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. editions, and there will be 30 titles for you to choose from.