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We have spent more time than ever in our houses this past year, but books provide a way to travel without leaving our rooms. Books and reading are also a brilliant way of connecting with friends and family even if we can’t spend time together. Here are some ideas for building a reading community, online and in person.

  • Find out more about what your friends and classmates have been reading to help you pick your next book.
  • Challenge your friends and family to recommend their perfect read for finding out about the world we live in… or escaping it entirely!
  • Start writing that book – use our Author & Illustrator Academy videos to give you hints and tips, and talk to your friends for inspiration.
  • Discover more about this year’s World Book Day £1 authors with our online previews – and discuss them with your friends.
  • Organise a regular Zoom call or set up a WhatsApp group to talk about books and reading with your friends and family. Choose a specific book or just talk about what attracts you to – or puts you off – certain books.
  • Get more inspiration through World Book Day’s research project on The Power of Books.

If these conversations spark some ideas or recommendations please share them with us on social media using #WorldBookDay or by contacting us on [email protected]


Show Your Shares and win prizes!

We want to know how you are creating your reading communities so we’re asking you to share with us your photos that show how you are sharing reading – whether that’s online, in person or even on your phone!

Our Show Your Shares competition is running for the month of World Book Day, with prizes given out every week for the best story shares with a different theme. Will you and your friends help to influence others to read in a new way? Find out how to enter at from 17 February.


Follow us on Twitter @WorldBookDayUK and Instagram @worldbookdaysocial for inspiring content and updates on World Book Day events and activities.


Author Shelfies and Desert Island Books

Some of your favourite teen and YA authors have given us a peek at their book shelves and shared which books they couldn’t live without on a desert island…


Social Feeds



National Writing Day is next week - on June 23rd! You can head over to @FirstStory to find out more, and be sure to check out some of our own brilliant writing resources, including our Author & Illustrator Academy classes:


Have you discovered the World Book Day Book Club yet? We're currently reading Two Terrible Vikings by @simon_francesca - and will have a NEW title coming at the beginning of July, hooray! Click here to find everything you need to run your own book club: WorldBookDayUK photo

The #SummerofReading starts today! There's lots of ways to celebrate and take part in brilliant fun reading activities, co-ordinated by @readingagency. Find out more and join in here: WorldBookDayUK photo
World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.