Saturday, 5 March 2011

Happy World Book Night!

Happy World Book Night everyone.

For those of you who do not know anything about it, today will see the real love of the book world come alive as 40,000 copies of  25 carefully selected titles, are given away by 20,000 ‘givers’, who will each distribute 48 copies of their chosen title to whomever they choose on World Book Night. The remaining books will be distributed by World Book Night itself in places that might otherwise be difficult to reach, such as prisons and hospitals.

I am a 'giver' and I was very excited to pick up my 48 copies of The Fingersmith by Sarah Waters yesterday from my local branch of Waterstones.  

 
I have already made the decision as to where the books will be distributed and will be spending the day dropping them off at the local library, doctor's surgery, local retirement home and keeping some for my children's school for the staff.
 
I have decided to keep two copies back for my lovely bloggers. One copy will be sent in the UK, the other copy will be sent internationally.
 
So if you would like to win a copy, please leave a comment with your name and email address and which country you are from. If you could tweet about this event, it would be extremely appreciated. The more that know about World Book Night the better. The draw will take place tomorrow at noon (UK time) and the two winners will be picked by the randomizer.
 
If you want to know more about World Book Night and check out the books that are available, then please click here.

18 comments:

  1. I have copies of The Blind Assassin to give away, I'll be doing that over on my page this weekend too.
    Love this idea.

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  2. I would love a copy! :) Thank you for saving a couple to give away.

    Kate
    Australia

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  3. I've never heard of World Book Night, but it sounds awesome! Good for you for being a giver!

    (No need to enter me. I'm unfortunately the only person in the world it seems who didn't like this one...sigh)

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  4. I'd love to be entered! I really like the sound of the World Book Night initiative, it was a UK based thing, right?

    irisonbooks [at] gmail [dot] com
    The Netherlands :)

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  5. What a wonderful event and nice thing to do. I have read this book and liked it a lot.

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  6. Oh, what fun it would be to be a giver! I have no idea when I could get to this book, but I've heard such great things about it, I'd love to be entered. I'm in the US, so I'd be international. Thanks! kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  7. How awesome is this!!! Have fun with your deliveries, Vivienne!

    (No need to enter my name. I've got it--now I just need to actually read it!)

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  8. Vivs this is such an amazing thing to do. I will have to look into the link you posted as I've never heard anything about it.

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  9. I would love to win - thanks for hosting! I have heard great things about the author and would love to read this book.

    booksncity (at) gmail (dot) com

    USA

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  10. What an awesome event and thing to do Viv! I've never heard of this and I'm certain we have nothing like it here. No need to enter me.

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  11. Oh add me to the list please. Wanted to be a giver but was not to be. Happy World Book Night xxx

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  12. What a wonderful idea! I hope you have a great time giving all the books away. I'm sure people will appreciate them. I've never read this book and would love to entered in your giveaway.
    UK
    purplecards(at)gmail.com

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  13. No entering.

    But I love Waterstone for that, what a great day to celebrate this day

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  14. Wow! Thank you for participating in this. I'd also like a chance at winning the book you offer. I live in the U.S.

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. What a wonderful idea! There is nothing like the sharing of books, it's like sharing a secret world. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Australia
    alaineb at bigpond dot net dot au

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  16. Please dont enter me.

    I just wanted to say what a great event. And I hope you have fun passing out all your books.

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  17. Oh this is so awesome! I bet everyone was so excited to get their copies.

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  18. So exciting! I had to pass my chance to be a giver because of my trip to Ireland, but it warmed my heart to see them in action there.

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