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World Book Night – be a giver

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Inspiration

Sign up to be a giver of books on World Book Night 2012.   All you have to do is choose a book from the short list that you have read and enjoyed – and apply to be a giver on 23 April. See the World Book Night shortlist for 2012

Friends I have talked to have found it almost impossible to understand that books are given away.  They are not chosen fromyour own bookshelf but provided by the individuals, publishers and sponsors who want to spread a love of reading.

Here is a list of World Book Night sponsors:


The Patrons of World Book Night are:

  • Damon Albarn
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Nick Cave
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Roddy Doyle
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Dave Eggers
  • Sir Richard Eyre
  • Colin Firth
  • Richard Flanagan
  • David Gilmour
  • Antony Gormley
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Damien Hirst
  • Lewis Hyde
  • Howard Jacobson
  • Nigella Lawson
  • Andrew Motion
  • Mary Portas
  • Philip Pullman
  • Dame Gail Rebuck
  • JK Rowling
  • Polly Samson
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Ali Smith
  • Sir Tom Stoppard
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Dominic West

Sponsors & Supporters

World Book Night are grateful for the support of the following in making World Book Night happen in 2011

Booksellers’ Association
Holman Paper
National Express
Nielsen Bookscan & Bookdata
Publishers’ Association
Redbox Digital
Stora Enso Publication Paper
The Book People

The Publishers
Our thanks go to the publishing houses that have supported World Book Night, and especially to those who provided the titles for World Book Night 2011

  • Bantam, who have provided copies of Killing Floor by Lee Child
  • Black Swan, who have provided copies of Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • Bloomsbury, who have provided copies of Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
  • Canongate, who have provided copies of Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Pan, who have provided copies of Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
  • Picador, who have provided copies of The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Profile, who have provided copies of A Life Like Other People’s by Alan Bennett
  • Scholastic, who have provided copies of Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

All you have to do as a reader is to contribute to the big give-away.

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