Hi res WBN logo 2013World Book Night is upon us, and there are celebrations scheduled across the country—and across the pond, in the UK and Ireland, where the idea was first conceived in 2011.

Tonight, across the US, more than 25,000 bibliophile volunteers—hoping to spread their love of books and reading—will venture out into their communities and give away 500,000 free copies of books to new and light readers.  The selection of books to be distributed ranges from Bossypants by Tina Fey to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

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How will you be celebrating World Book Night? If you could share one book with new readers, which one would it be?

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