World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency in partnership with Specsavers, in 2021 we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary with a special Books to Make You Smile theme with our lead ambassador, Sandi Toksvig. Find out more at worldbooknight.org
You can also download a free eBook or audiobook of Stories to Make You Smile, a special publication for World Book Night in partnership with Specsavers. Edited by Fanny Blake, the book includes stories by Jenny Eclair, Mark Watson, Veronica Henry, Eva Verde, Richard Madeley, Katie Fforde, Dorothy Koomson, Vaseem Khan, Helen Lederer and Rachel Hore. The audiobook is narrated by Adjoa Andoh, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville and Madhav Sharma. Pre-order your free copy now before publication on 23 April.
The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. We work closely with partners to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2019-20, we reached over 1.8 million people across the UK. The Reading Agency is funded by Arts Council England. Find out more at readingagency.org.uk. See The Reading Agency's affiliate page for more book recommendations.