Volunteers to Give Away a Half Million Free Books on Tuesday, April 23rd
World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz said: “Our volunteers are truly generous and creative people who love books and care about sharing the written word with those who perhaps lack the means or access to books, or have gotten out of the habit of reading.”
World Book Night U.S. is enjoying its second year of giving the gift of a printed book. World Book Night was successfully launched in the UK and Ireland three years ago, and is celebrated on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birthday. This charitable effort is supported by publishers, book manufacturers, Federal Express Corporation, and 2,300 bookstores and libraries nationwide.