2014 World Book Night: Free Book Giveaway | Bernal Heights
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Bernal Heights Branch Library | 500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
World Book Night is a special night each year when books are given out to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who lack access to books. The Bernal Branch of the SF Public Library will have a limited supply of these books to give away on April 23, 2014.
Why are the books free?
Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community.
World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations.