As World Book Night (Saturday 5 March) approaches, the charity is preparing to send out a new batch of titles to inspire seafarers across the globe in ports from Rotterdam to Singapore. World Book Night is the biggest ever free book giveaway in the UK. 20,000 volunteers will give away a million books. Taking this event to the seas will be The Marine Society which will pack up 300 books specially selected for their appeal to seafarers.
Mark Jackson, book services manager at the charity says,
“We know better than anyone else what seafarers like to read and last year dispatched 346 libraries to 319 vessels and 27 installations world wide. We’ve chosen a selection of titles we believe will inspire and entertain our readers while they are far from home”
Closer to home, look out for free copies of books on Saturday night when people across the country hand out the books that mean the most to them!