This year, celebrate World Book Day 2018 on Monday April 23! Readers in the UK get pretty jazzed about an entire day dedicated to books (and so do we!). If you’re unfamiliar with the bookish holiday, it’s geared toward inspiring an appreciation of reading in children. But, adults have fun, too! Here are five ways to celebrate World Book Day in your community.
1) Dress As Your Favorite Character
If you happen to be in the book business, then it won’t be so awkward to get lit for work. Draw some Book Day costume inspiration from your favorite children’s stories (Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harry Potter, Madeline). Click here for more classic kid-lit characters.
2) Host A Literary-Themed Dinner
Wrangle up your best book club gals for a literary-themed night to wine and dine. Use World Book Day to select your new May read and discuss the club’s April novel. Never hosted a bookish dinner? We’ve got you covered. Click here for tips and tricks on planning a novel dinner party.
3) Attend A Local Reading
In honor of World Book Day, chances are there will be several book-themed happenings nearby. Check out your local library’s calendar of events for details. There’s no better way to celebrate a bookish holiday than supporting local authors.
4) Become A Book Fairy
Take a page from actress Emma Watson. The live-action Beauty and the Beast star is known for hiding books around New York and London as part of her book fairy initiative. Do the same in your local community! And, if you’re on GoodReads, join her book club, Our Shared Shelf, and read along with thousands of others as they tackle a new feminist book each month.
5) Organize A Book Drive In Your Community
Partner with your local library to organize a book drive. Since the holiday is geared toward inspiring young readers, strive to collect children’s books and then donate them to needy families in your area.