'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 11 years of running the event with a celebration of 'stories that shape us'. Take a look at what is on offer below and get involved!
However you get involved, please join us to help more people to get reading on World Book Night 2022 and together we can create a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.
The Library has a number of copies of popular fiction books to give away!
Get involved below and 'Recommend a Read' for a chance to win a copy!
Recommend a Read!
Why not recommend a read for World Book Night?! This year's theme is 'Stories that shape us', 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!
Creative Writing Competition
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 Alternative Endings.
For this year’s competition, we encourage you to write an alternative ending to your favourite book, film, television show, poem, or even song!
The competition is open for entries to both students and staff until Friday 20th May and entries must be no longer than 500 words.
Please submit your work here. Alternatively, hand in your work to the Library desk, along with a completed entry form.
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!
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 celebrated 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.
Find your next book!
If you’re looking for a new book, take a look at the 2022 booklist. There’s something for everyone on here, including fiction, non-fiction and young adult books.
As World Book Night celebrates its 11th 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.