Our Customer Liaison Officers have been out and about this week on our estates delivering the books – in a safe and socially distanced way. Over 300 customers have been able to benefit from a free book and this small, surprise gesture from us, has brought lots of smiles during these tough times.
David from Crewe commented: “It’s a really good idea to let people know you are thinking of them. Thank you very much Guinness!”
And Bev from Stockport said: “It’s a great idea and a lovely gesture by Guinness.”
From tonight the special book is available digitally for free – you can download Stories to Make you Smile or one of the other three audiobooks they have on offer through their website here: https://worldbooknight.org/
Get involved with online events
This evening there are two free online events open to everyone, hosted by the British Library, as well as the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm, when everyone is encouraged to dedicate time to reading. The events are:
6-7pm: Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Kate Mosse
8-9pm: Books to Make You Smile hosted by Sandi Toksvig, featuring David Nicholls, Bolu Babalola and World Book Night founder Jamie Byng