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

I love this idea. There’s something primeval about it: to think of my story being passed on from one person to another makes me feel a connection with the earliest storytellers in their caves, or crouching around a fire on the dark savannah. The relationship between the storyteller, the story, and the audience is an ancient one that long predates things like bestseller lists and royalty statements, or even money itself. It’s really a form of enchantment. The gift idea is just as old and just as potent, and to see them combined in this brilliant and simple way is a delight. I’m very privileged to be part of it.

Philip Pullman

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