World Book Night

What is World Book Night?

Not to be confused with World Book Day, World Book Night is celebrated on the 23 April and is an opportunity to unwind, relax and forget the stresses of everyday life. Set up by the Reading Agency it was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland in 2011.  World Book Night aims to encourage more adults to pick up a book and read, because in 2021 it was found that only 41% of people read for more than 1 hour in a week 1.

The Reading Agency & World Book Night 2023

The Reading Agency is a national charity helping people to tackle life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading to deliver a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.

Benefits of Reading

Here at Love Your Gut we know that it’s the small changes that can have a big impact. And did you know the simple of reading is good for your general wellbeing? Books are so vast – they can be a way to escape and explore new worlds or a way to dive deeper and learn more about specific subjects. There are books to suit everyone. Some benefits to reading include relaxation, encouraging time away from screens and promoting learning. Why not pick up a book this World Book Night 2023 and give it a try!

World Book Night Books 2023

If you are struggling to find a book to read worry not, the Reading Agency carefully chooses books to reach key audiences every year ranging from cookbooks to thrilling action stories – we are sure you’ll be able to find a book for you. Find out more here.


  1. Cartridge People. 2023. World Book Day Statistics, UK Reading Habits | Cartridge People. [ONLINE] Available at: