World Book Night Givers Reception Is Tonight
Subterranean Books is hosting the event in advance of next week's World Book Night.
World Book Night is April 23 and Subterranean Books is getting ready tonight.
Subterranean will host a reception for book givers the week before World Book Night, in preparation for the givers going out into the community on April 23. The reception will be held from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Subterranean Books.
World Book Night is a campaign to find light or non-readers in the community and hand them each a book.
It was started in the United Kingdom last year, and it is coming to our shores on April 23 — William Shakespeare's birthday. The World Book Night organization is printing hundreds of thousands of special free paperback editions, and they are looking for thousands of volunteers to go out on April 23 and give books out to get more people reading.
The volunteers will be picking up their books in order to share them in locations as diverse as VA hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, ballparks, mass transit, diners and more.