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World Book Night: Sign-Up Deadline Extended to February 6th (50,000 Total Books Given Out!)

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I posted about this back in December, but it looks like they’ve extended the sign-up deadline to February 6th, so be sure to sign up if you’re interested!  Also, keep an eye on your Inbox to see if you’re selected!

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.

(Thanks, My Memphis Mommy, Suzie, Leah, Ruby, and all you readers who emailed!)

Join The Discussion

Comments 37

  1. hellosmile

    I got an email today saying I’ve been selected! SO excited! Planning on donating to our local homeless and men’s shelters.

    • Robbyn

      Congrats! And have fun with this. 🙂

  2. Nikki

    I received an email today saying I was selected. I plan on going to the VA hospital and I am giving them away in honor of a wonderful woman who was a librarian and loved to share the world of books. She lost her life after a brave fight with cancer at an early age.

    • Robbyn

      Awweee….that is awesome!!

  3. Robbyn

    I was selected as well!! I volunteer for a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to homeschool children of all ages. So excited to hand these out to these wonderful children.

  4. Jonda

    I’ve been selected. I’m so excited to share these books!

  5. Alisha

    Woo Hoo! I was selected as well. I am going to pass them at the Women and Men’s shelters. My Uncle is staying in one of the shelters temporarily and they have been great to him.

  6. Jeniffer

    I was selected!

  7. Mollie

    Me too! Based on the email I received yesterday, anyone who applies and submits a legit application will be selected, so sign up by February 6.

    From WBN email:

    “If you know someone, tell them that everyone who applied with any care or thoughtfulness will get their box of books come April 23. Everyone take a deep breath. We’ll find a way, and we plan to have extra boxes stationed all over America. No book lover will be denied.”

    • jaie

      i’ve been selected and it’s my 1st time… am I gonna pay anything about this books and picking them up?
      thanks a little bit confused….

  8. Jen K

    I was selected too! Can’t wait to see what book I got!

  9. jaie

    please a little info how is this gonna be for picking up the books and any fees for this?

    • coupon connie

      On the site, there is a FAQ section that explains the charity that donates the books.

  10. Rachael

    I was selected too–Yay!! I can’t wait until April 23.

  11. Lola

    I was selected!!! I have never won anything before and winning these books to give away is the best reward ever 🙂

  12. Dawn

    Yay! Me too! I can’t remember what my first and second choices were though…….I think I probably put Hunger Games like most other folks! 😉

  13. Kristin

    I was selected, too! My son goes to a very special school dedicated exclusively to children who are dyslexic. These will make a perfect gift to the graduating eighth graders this year who have worked so long and hard to learn to read. Thanks so much, Colin for bringing this to my attention!

  14. felicia

    I was selected, can’t wait to pay it forward

  15. Cara

    I was selected too! I can’t wait to get the books and hand them out! Thanks Collin for posting this!

  16. Holly

    I was selected too! I had totally forgotten about this…LOL. This will really be an interesting endeavor. Thanks again Collin! I’ve had a lot of fun ‘with’ you the past couple of months!

  17. Cynthia

    I was chosen, too. This is very exciting. I can’t wait to give them away and hope others really do enjoy reading as much as I do. Thank you Collin for original post on this. What a wonderful thing to share.

  18. Melony

    I was chosen!! 🙂

  19. Kelly

    I was selected too! so excited to hand out some books to my community!

  20. Jesyca

    I was chosen too! I just received my email and did a happy dance!!! It is so exciting to be able to spread the joy of reading!

  21. Tina

    I was chosen also. I am so excited to be able to go throughout the hospital I work at and give out these books. I just spent several days in the hospital myself and at home in recovery and it as a reader it is nice to be able to have books to read. Hopefully this will help give others a chance to learn to like to read. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to sign up to do this.

  22. karmen

    Yea, I was selected!!!

  23. Towana

    I apply this morning to be a giver. I hope I will be pick. There are a lot of people who loves to read and this will be nice for them.

  24. nicole

    I applied thanks so much for this.

  25. Alicia

    I just found out that I have been selected for this! Thanks so much for posting! I hope to give them out at our local pregnancy center!

  26. Rachel

    I just got an email stating I was picked! So excited! 🙂

  27. Julie

    Woohoo, I’ve been selected!!! Thank you so much Collin for posting this great event!

  28. donna

    I just got an email I was selected to share books!!! I can’t wait! Thanks for posting Collin!!

  29. Smellyann

    I just found out I’ve been picked, too! Yay, thanks Collin!!

  30. Carissa R.

    I was chosen as well! So excited to give my books away! Planning on giving them away at church, but I think I’ll wait and see what book I got first.

  31. Christie

    I got Because of Winn Dixie! Great book!!! Excited to give it out!

  32. katokailyn

    Thank you so much for posting! I was chosen to give out “Because of Winn Dixie to my local Children’s Hospital- can’t wait! =)

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