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Register NOW to be a World Book Knight Giver in 2014 (500,000 Total FREE Books Given Out!)

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Yay – this awesome promotion is coming back again next year! If you love to read a good book and to tell other people about it, you may want to apply now (before January 5th, 2014) to be a World Book Knight Giver.

On April 23rd, 2014, 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 25,000 volunteers to each hand out 20 copies of select book titles. That means they’ll be giving away a total of 500,000 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./Ireland 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 by January 5th, 2014 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 (95% of applicants are accepted).

*You will be notified in early February 2014 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 (during the week of April 14th 2014).

*Then, on April 23rd, 2014, 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 35 titles for you to choose from.

(Thanks, Dayna!)

Join The Discussion

Comments 23

  1. Savy Shopper

    Love this! Just registered

  2. Dev Zeller

    What a wonderful program! I hope that many people register, the gift of reading is amazing.

  3. Laura

    I applied for this last year to give out the books to my local school/church and I was denied! 🙁 I will try again this year. 🙂

  4. crystal@Atlanta

    thanks Collin been doing this the past two years great program!!!!! you would be surprise how many students in Learning support reading at my campus a huge amount,so I highly recommend this…

  5. Sasha

    Is there anything like this for children’s books?

    • crystal@Atlanta

      Sasha you get to choose your tiles and yes some are children’s up to pre -teens book

  6. Shan

    @Sasha – most of these are children’s books. 🙂

    • Debbie

      No, most of the books are adult titles. The “children’s books” are young adult titles.

      • Tilla Ham

        several of the books are in my consideration childrens books as my children read them in 2nd or 3rd grade

  7. Diane

    This is a great program. I participated a couple of years ago and gave the books to staff at our local nursing home. It was actually hard to get some people to accept a book, as they thought a free best-selling book was too good to be true!

  8. Catie

    I have participated the last two years and loved it! Great program!

  9. Anna B

    I have also participated the last two years and it has been a WONDERFUL experience! I hope I get accepted again this year. The application process is easy peasy and there aren’t any strings attached. If you are thinking of applying, definitely go for it!

  10. lenkaj1111

    This is a wonderful program, that I too have participated in.

  11. lenkaj1111

    This is a wonderful program, that I too have participated in.

  12. Aleshia

    Just applied. If I am accepted I will be giving them away to my sister who is a first year English teacher at a small school in a nearby town.

  13. Courtney

    I did this last year with my husband and we loved it! I hope I get accepted again.

  14. Adrian

    I have done this for the past two years. It is an AMAZING program and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Really hoping to be chosen again this year! 🙂

  15. stacy

    Please read about this I have been doing it for 2 years now. It is geared for adults not kids. The idea is to get the older generation reading. Kids because of school already have to read. It is a awesome program. I go to my local shoprite and hand out the books, people are amazed they are free!!

  16. A

    It is such a wonderful program, but it is actually World Book Night, not World Book Knight 🙂 Although promoting reading is worthy of knighthood, in my opinion 🙂

  17. Carissa R.

    I have been a book giver for the last 2 years, and have taken them to our local Senior Center to hand out… the seniors are always so excited to have a new book, and touched that I choose them to give them to!

  18. andrea

    I applied, and really hope I get accepted.

  19. shannon P

    I just wanted to say thanks for telling me about this… I just received an email stating that I was accepted to participate in this opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited! I can’t wait to read COdy Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein AND share them with others! 🙂

    • shannon P

      *Code Name Verity

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