World Book Night to host event at Trafalgar Square

World Book Night to host event at Trafalgar Square


World Book Night will hold a staged event in Trafalgar Square featuring "a great line up of well-known authors, actors and musicians" on 4th March, the evening before WBN itself. Waterstone's and Sony are sponsoring the event.

In an email sent out to those registered as WBN givers, organisers revealed that 2,500 pairs of tickets for the event have been set aside for givers, to be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The stars, still to be revealed, will be "reading from books they love". WBN organisers described it as being set to be "a historic and highly enjoyable occasion". 

The email said further details of the line-up and how to apply for tickets will follow next week. It also said that WBN will "shortly" be sending details on how to join the World Book Night website, which is being redesigned and will go live at the end of next week, and how to become a "founding member of the World Book Night Book Club".

The email promised the new website will feature "lots of social elements", allowing users to communicate with other WBN givers. It will also contain a detailed regional breakdown of World Book Night events.

It also confirmed that all one million books have now been printed by Clays and are set for distribution. It said "hundreds of events" will be taking place across the UK and Ireland on the night itself, with bookshops and libraries planning to stay open late.

World Book Night will take place on 5th March, with 20,000 givers signed up to distribute 48 copies of their chosen title.