World Book Night 2016

World Book Night 2016

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We celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death

It’s also World Book Night - a celebration of words and reading which has become a hugely popular annual event. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books.


The British Library and The Reading Agency present a special gala evening beginning with a fantastic line up of authors and other guests - each discussing the place of books in their lives and reading from some of their favourites. Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of last year’s Sunday Times bestseller The Last Act of Love chairs the evening which features World Book Night authors past and present, including Matt Haig, Dreda Say Mitchell, S J Parris, Holly Bourne and Sathnam Sanghera.


Now run by national charity The Reading Agency, World Book Night’s aims to inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading with others and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all of our lives.


The evening continues in the Entrance Hall of the Library with a birthday party for Shakespeare and entry to the exhibition Shakespeare in Ten Acts – all included in the ticket price.



Name: World Book Night 2016
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Senior 60+: £16.00
Student: £14.00
Registered Unemployed: £14.00
Friend of the BL: £14.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546