The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

World Book Day: changing lives through a love of books and shared reading

World Book Day’s mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.
 
World Book Day is a charity supported by the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association, and sponsored by National Book Tokens.
 
The next World Book Day will take place in the UK and Ireland on 4th March 2021.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income (Source: OECD)
 
So World Book Day wants to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

- 3 in 10 of children receiving free school meals say the book they receive with their WBD book token was the first book they had of their own (Source: National Literacy Trust).

- 62.3% children read more books, 46.1% share more books with family and friends, 42% buy more books as a result of World Book Day (Nielsen, Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer, 2019)

 
Creating the Readers of the Future

Bookshops are a big part of what makes World Book Day special. Thanks to you, World Book Day brings the transformative power of reading for pleasure to more children and young people.
 
The World Book Day £1 book tokens will be valid from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March 2021.
 
All retailers are asked to respect the collective on-sale date of 18 February for all World Book Day £1 Books.    
 
Children are encouraged to take their token to their local bookseller or supermarket to:

- swap it for one of the TWELVE exclusive new and completely FREE World Book Day books (including ONE additional book in Ireland and TWO in Wales)

- get £1 off any full price book (€ 1.50 off in Ireland) or an audiobook (costing at lease £2.99 or €3.99 in Ireland )


Children are told that the £1 books are a free gift from booksellers.
 
For full Terms and Conditions, please visit worldbookday.com/books/terms/

Get in touch

This year we’ll have ideas and resources to help you work with local schools and libraries to bring storytelling, author and illustrator events and other creative activities to your shop.

For more details visit worldbookday.com/resources/booksellers/ or download this World Book Day flyer for bookshops.

To order POS and for bookseller queries please contact sharon.benton@booksellers.org.uk 
 

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C & E Roy

The Celtic House, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute PA43 7LD

T: 01496 810304

Book Tokens
Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
Customers' Special Orders
Internet Bookselling
Mail Order
Out of Print Search
Accepts Student Book Card
Sells Student Book Card
School Book Supply
Coffee Shop
Accepts E Gift Cards

Read.

41 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 3JH

T: 01484688692

Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
Customers' Special Orders
Library Supply
School Book Supply
Book Tokens
Accepts E Gift Cards
Internet Bookselling
Mail Order

Reading Matters

48 Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire SK23 0HY

T: 01298 938166

Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
Open University Stockist
Book Tokens
Customers' Special Orders
Out of Print Search
Accepts E Gift Cards

Real Life

Irish Evangelistic Band, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT74 6HH

T: 028 6632 2400

Book Tokens
Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
Customers' Special Orders
Library Supply
Mail Order
School Book Supply
Accepts E Gift Cards

Red Lion Books Ltd

125 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1SZ

T: 01206 578584

Book Tokens
Bookstart Supporter
Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
Customers' Special Orders
Mail Order
Out of Print Search
Open University Stockist
School Book Supply
Accepts E Gift Cards