World Book Night 2017

Issued: Wednesday 19 April 2017

Celebrate Reading in North East Lincolnshire on World Book Night 2017.

Find the free book! Lincs Inspire has worked with venues throughout Lincolnshire to place free copies of the novel Raven Black by Ann Cleeves on Sunday 23rd April 2017. These will be free to the first person who finds them. There are 150 out there. Will you find one of them? If you do, please read it but please also take a selfie of yourself with the book and tag the image to Lincs Inspire Libraries Facebook page (

Run every 23 April by national charity The Reading Agency, World Book Night is committed to reaching the millions of people in the UK who don’t regularly read for pleasure or own books.

Alongside events taking place nationwide, this year World Book Night is encouraging readers across the UK to celebrate reading by sharing a book that has made a difference to them. Give out your own book of choice in your community and post it on the World Book Night 2017 Goodreads page, or take part on social media on 23 April by recommending a book that has made a difference to you, using #WorldBookNight.

Research from The Reading Agency has shown that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background and can contribute to positive mental health.  Nearly two thirds (64%) of those who received a book on World Book Night 2016 said it encouraged them to read more, while 88% of those who gave out books said they had talked about books more since taking part. 

David Almond, author, says: “What a great, optimistic, liberating, democratic project. What a wonderful way to celebrate one of humankind’s greatest creations. What a truly creative way to encourage people to read one book, then another, then another, to encourage people to become lifelong readers. The Reading Agency and World Book Night are forces for development and change. They really are helping to create a better world.”