World Book Night

World Book Night takes place every year on 23 April.  It is a national celebration of reading and books celebrating the difference that reading makes to people’s lives,

The Reading Agency

Run by The Reading Agency this celebration is just one of the activities they organize to work towards their goal of a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.

Tackling Life’s Challenges

They mean everyone – from toddlers to children to young adults, prisoners and older people – irrespective of age or economic background. The Reading Agency believes that reading can tackle life’s big challenges, from social mobility to mental health – and they are determined that no one is left behind as they strive towards realising their vision.

Reading Well Initiative

In particular their Reading Well initiative helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

The books are all chosen and endorsed by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself.

There are currently four book lists available:

  • Reading Well for mental health
  • Reading Well for dementia
  • Reading Well for young people
  • Reading Well for long term conditions

For further information see: