The titles for the next World Book Night have been released. World Book Night is an annual event where tens of thousands of people in the US distribute 500,000 free books to light or non-readers. The next one will take place April 23, 2013. You will recognize many of the titles as outstanding books from recent years (Salvage the Bones) as well as some classics (Fahrenheit 451).
In honor of the NY Public Library‘s 100th anniversary, on May 19 it will distribute 25,000 paperbacks to public places with directions to keep the books accessible to the public, ie., on park benches. The book offers selections by well-known people highlighting the significance of their favorite books and the joy of discovery. In this age of social networking, this sounds like a fun, low-tech idea!