Free books up for grabs for World Book Night!

'Reading is dreaming with eyes wide open.'

- Anissa Trisdianty

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23rd April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. The event is presented by The Reading Agency who are celebrating the 10th anniversary with a special “Books to Make You Smile” theme. Take a look at what is on offer below and get involved!

The Library has a number of copies of Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda to give away! This popular, award-winning novel by Becky Albertalli is now a major motion picture entitled Love, Simon.

Get involved below for a chance to win a copy!

Recommend a Read!

World Book Night - Recommend a Read

Why not recommend a read for World Book Night?! This year's theme is 'Books that make you smile', so we are particularly interested to hear about these!

All recommendations will go in to a prize draw to win a free book, courtesy of the Reading Agency's World Book Night and the best recommendations will be displayed on the Library website!

Click here to go to the Recommend a Read form.

Creative Writing Competition

Creative Writing Competition 2021 - Enter online

The Library has launched a Creative Writing Competition to showcase writing skills across the College and give you the chance to write and enter your own poems, short stories or even songs! Pick up a pen and get creative with words!

This year’s theme is Sunshine. Entries should either include or use this theme as inspiration and can be in the form of a poem, short story, letter or song . Entries must be no longer than 500 words. The competition is open for entries to both students and staff until Friday 21st May.

Please submit your work here. Alternatively, hand in your work to the Library desk, ensuring that it includes your name, student number and title of your work.

All entrants will receive a free book courtesy of The Reading Agency’s World Book Night and winning entrants will receive a prize!

It's not too late to join Reading Ahead!

Reading Ahead - Click here for more information

Love reading? Why not use World Book Night to begin your Reading Ahead journey?

Reading Ahead is a national reading challenge which invites you to read six things. When you finish each read, submit your thoughts and give it a score. It’s as easy as that! Once you’ve completed six reads, you’ve finished and you’ll receive a certificate and a prize.

This year you can submit your reading online via the Library website. Please click to find out more and take a look at some brilliant online reading suggestions as well as find the online submission form to start your reading journey today!

Northampton College is noted for its success in Reading Ahead, having won Reading Agency awards for nine years running!

Download a free eBook!

Anyone can apply to receive one of three audiobooks that The Reading Agency have on offer, just sign up with your email address and select the book you would like to receive. Sign up now.

World Book Night - Download free ebook

Find your next book!

If you’re looking for a new book, take a look at the 2021 booklist. There’s something for everyone on here, including fiction, non-fiction and young adult books.

World Book Night book list

As World Book Night celebrates its 10th anniversary, you can also find recommendations of all the books they have featured on their curated booklists since 2011. Use their book sorter to find your next read across a range of genres.

Join in and celebrate on 23rd April

How will you spend your World Book Night? The World Book Night website has an exciting night planned with the British Library that you can take part in! Find out about their free, online events and how you can register to join.

Sandi Toksvig