Germany has become the third country to join the World Book Night celebrations. Started in the UK last year, World Book Night will take place this year on April 23rd and is centered on the give-away of millions of books to encourage reading (and book buying). In Germany, World Book Night, or Weltag des Buches, is sponsored by Stiftung Lesen, Boersenverein des Deutschland and twenty individual publishing firms.
There is still time to participate in WBN. You can sign-up on the website until February 1st. In order to be a volunteer “book giver” you must be at least 16 years old, be able to pick-up 20 copies of a book and agree to give away the books on WBN to “non or light readers”.
- Join the World (travelbetweenthepages.com)
- World Book Night 2012: “The Player of Games” selected (iain-banks.net)
- World Book Night: Looking For Volunteers To Give Away 1 Million Free Books (alleganylibrarydirector.wordpress.com)
- Register to be a World Book Knight Giver in 2012 (50,000 Total Books Given Out!) (hip2save.com)