Partners, Sponsors and Supporters

World Book Night would not be possible without the donors who have given so generously to support us, from the givers and readers who have given a few pounds to major funders who have given thousands. World Book Night is supported by the generosity of among others:

Printing:
Clays
CPI Books

Distribution:
The libraries and booksellers across the country who participate as pick-points.

The World Book Night books are distributed by Yodel, the UK's leading parcel delivery company, libraries, bookshops and institutions across the UK & Ireland.

Design:
Pentagram, original design;
Fiona Carpenter, artwork;
Paul Squires at Perera, website design.

Other partners:
The BBC
The Publishers’ Association
Booksellers’ Association
FMcM

The Publishers:
Our thanks go to the publishing houses that have supported World Book Night, and especially to those who provided the titles for World Book Night 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Funders:
Arts Council England
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Foyle Foundation
John Laing Chariatable Trust

Also, a huge range of private supporters who believe in the value of our work.

Final thanks:

Our thanks go to the authors, the givers and the readers without whom World Book Night would not be possible.

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On World Book Night

In a world that sometimes seems over-burdened with conflict, World Book Night stands out as a precious beacon. It has two messages: one is that reading is sheer joy and the other is that the act of giving is intrinsically good. The energy that Jamie Byng and his team have brought to this lovely project is astonishing and wonderful. I hope this tradition goes on as long as books are made and read.

Alexander McCall Smith

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