Wednesday, February 6, 2012 (Deadline to sign up as book-giver)

Monday, April 23, 2012  (One million book give-away)

Book pick-up at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley 

On April 23, as part of WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2012, Wellesley Books will be helping book-loving volunteers fan out across America to distribute free books to people who don’t read much. Just think – ONE MILLION FREE BOOKS will be given away throughout the country on a single night. What an amazing thing to be part of! 

You can participate! Be sure to sign up as a book-giver at –  the deadline is February 6th. Simply choose a favorite book from a list of 30 thoughtful and diverse titles, pick up 20 free copies at a local distribution spot, and hand them out in your community. Wellesley Books will be a distribution center and we will be inviting our book-givers to pick up their copies in advance at a celebratory champagne reception! 

FEBRUARY 6th  IS THE DEADLINE for signing up as a book-giver, so sign-up now at


World Book Night 2012  is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012, it  will engage tens of thousands of people to spread the joy and love of reading in their communities by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.  World Book Night, through social media and traditional publicity, will also promote the value of reading, of printed books, and of bookstores and libraries to everyone year-round.  To sign up as a book-giver, or for more information about  the specially chosen World Book Night books, see