On World Book Night thousands of volunteers in the US and Europe will hand out books, hoping to pass along their own love of reading.
It’s the Super Bowl of literary athletes, the Mardi Gras of bibliophilic partiers, Christmas for book-lovers across the world.
In the US, 25,000 volunteers will distribute 500,000 free paperback books in some 5,800 communities across the country through book-centered events and community drop-offs. In Britain, 20,000 volunteers will distribute 1 million books. Ireland and Germany are celebrating, too.