Tuesday, April 23rd is Shakespeare's birthday. Tuesday, April 23rd is World Book Night.
Each year, 30 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties, and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. Twenty-five thousand volunteers will hand out free books to light and non-readers around their towns and across America.
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