We started A Box of Stories with a vision to disrupt the status quo, by giving adventurous book lovers a platform to discover powerful authors, beyond the obvious bestsellers; authors whose names are often drowned out in the marketing noise created for just 10% of the 220,000 titles launched in the UK every year.
PAYING IT FORWARD
A big part of the vision behind ABOS is to give back. An opportunity for us to use a part of our profits to spread the joy of reading across the world. We do that through the World Literacy Foundation that uses the proceeds in its literacy initiatives throughout Africa.
WORLD BOOK NIGHT
It is for this very reason that World Book Night holds a special place for us. World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year.
An initiative launched by the Reading Agency, World Book Night encourages book lovers to gift / donate books to those who don’t have the opportunity to read. Books are gifted individually or through organisations like prisons, libraries, hospitals, care homes or within our own communities in the UK.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
It’s also an evening where events are organised by book lovers to celebrate the joy of reading. If you’re free that evening here’s where you can find if there’s a World Book Night event taking place near you.
The World Book Night website even has some downloadable resources you can use, if you want to get involved too.
CELEBRATING & PAYING IT FORWARD THIS WORLD BOOK NIGHT
We’re very excited to get involved and do our bit on 23rdApril. We will be hosting some exciting giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram pages so make sure you follow us and don’t miss out on the celebrations.
50p FOR LITERACY FOR EVERY BOX WE SELL
As a part of our pledge we’re going to give our partners World Literacy Foundation 50p for every Box of Stories that we sell between 16thApril and 23rdApril.
If you’re planning to do something special on World Book Night send some information and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to shout out on our social platforms.
Finally, a big thank you for being a part of A Box of Stories. You make our world go round. Now let’s get ready to celebrate!
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