World Book Night

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Lincs Inspire Libraries are proud to be supporting World Book Night, a national celebration of reading and books led by The Reading Agency that takes place on 23 April every year.

Books are given out for free across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t read regularly within communities.

This year, "The Swimmer" by Graham Norton has been selected as one of the featured titles, with copies being made available through a number of secret locations across North East Lincolnshire.

The book is described by The Reading Agency as "great for less confident readers looking for an escape. A compelling and heart warming story set on the beautiful Irish coast, following Helen as her life is about to change...".

The Reading Agency said: "We work with care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other charity partners to match books with new readers.

"These brilliant organisations help us to get books into the hands of adults with low literacy levels or who don’t read for pleasure, isolated and vulnerable older people, people in UK prisons, parents and vulnerable pregnant women, people with mental health needs and young people who don’t read for pleasure.

"Our books are chosen through careful discussions with publishers to establish which titles are best suited to each of our key audiences and are suitable for adults and young people aged over 16"


The beauty of World Book Night is that it gives people the opportunity to read a book by a well-known author. The reader will hopefully enjoy the book and be encouraged to read others.

Lawrence Dunn Libraries Development Officer
World Book Night is run by the charity The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers.