World Book Night will have 23 simultaneous WBN Kick-Off events on April 22, 2014 around the country! Very exciting, fun events at select stores and libraries featuring some of this year’s authors.

Additionally, your local store or library will likely host all local givers on an evening the week of April 14, 2014. You’ll be invited in to meet other givers and get your box and have cookies, cider, and, well, a good feeling of something shared and important.

And more WBN related book celebrations will be announced soon!


Want to follow & share all the book giving awesomeness on social media? Use our official hashtag #WBN2014 or #WBNkickoff for specific events sharing. 


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Alameda Free Library • Alameda, CA
1550 Oak St
April 22, 6:30PM
Speaker: Walter the Giant Storyteller 

Mrs. Dalloway's • Berkeley, CA
2904 College Ave
April 22, 7:30PM
Author: Michael Pollan Botany of Desire

B&N Grove • Los Angeles, CA
189 The Grove Dr
April 22, 7PM
Author: Michael Connelly

Skylight Books • Los Angeles, CA
1818 N Vermont Ave
April 22, 7:30PM
Author: Derek Kirk Kim • Same Difference

Eso Won • Los Angeles, CA
4327 Degnan Blvd
April 17, 6PM
Author: Terry McMillan • Waiting to Exhale

The Last Bookstore • Los Angeles, CA
453 S Spring St
April 22, 7:30PM
Author: Ransom Riggs • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Diesel • Malibu, CA
23410 Civic Center Way
April 22, 7PM
Author: Jesse Andrews • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Tattered Cover • Denver, CO
2526 E Colfax Ave
April 22, 7PM
Authors: Eleanor Brown & Peter Heller • The Weird Sisters & The Dog Stars

Barnes & Noble  • North Haven, CT
470 Universal Drive North

April 22, 7PM
Authors: Stephen Chbosky • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Washington, D.C.
Politics & Prose • Washington, D.C.
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
April 22, 7PM
Author: Elliot Holt • WBN Ebook Contributor

Vero Beach Book Center • Vero Beach, FL
392 21st St
April 22, 6PM
Author: Carl Hiaasen • Hoot

Chicago Public Library • Chicago, IL
Sulzer Branch, 4455 N Lincoln Avenue
April 22, 7PM
Author: Scott Turow • Presumed Innocent

Joseph-Beth Booksellers • Lexington, KY
161 Lexington Green Cir B1
April 22, 7PM
Author: Sharon Lathan • Miss Darcy Falls in Love

Bookstore at Fitger's • Duluth, MN
600 E Superior St
April 22, 6PM
Author: Peter Geye The Lighthouse Road

North Carolina
Pomegranate Books • Wilmington, NC
4418 Park Ave
April 22, 7PM
Author: Rebecca Lee • Bobcat and Other Stories

New Mexico
op.cit • Santa Fe, NM
500 Montezuma Ave Suite 101
April 22, 5:30PM
Author: Armistead Maupin • Tales of the City

New York
Talking Leaves • Buffalo, NY
3158 Main St
April 22, 7PM
Author: Vincent Pratchett • Raven’s Warrior

Buffalo St. Books • Ithaca, NY
 215 N Cayuga St
April 22, 6PM
Author: Diane Ackerman • The Zookeeper’s Wife

New York Public Library • New York, NY
5th Ave at 42nd St
April 22, 6:30-8PM
Authors: Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon •  Zora and Me, Malcolm Gladwell • The Tipping Point, Garrison Keillor • Pontoon, Walter Dean Myers • Sunrise Over Fallujah, Esmeralda Santiago • When I Was Puerto Rican, Tobias Wolff • This Boy’s Life

Powell's • Portland, OR
1005 W Burnside St.
April 21, 7:30PM
Author: Cheryl Strayed • Wild

Brazos Bookstore • Houston, TX
2421 Bissonnet St
April 22, 7PM
Author: Chris Cander • WBN Ebook Contributor

Gum Springs Library • Stone Ridge, VA
24600 Millstream Dr
April 22, 7PM
Author: Alethea Kontis • Enchanted

Next Chapter • Barre, VT
158 N Main St
Giver’s Reception on April 14, 7PM
Author: Katherine Paterson • Bridge to Terabithia

Washington State
Elliott Bay Book Co. • Seattle, WA
1521 Tenth Avenue
April 22, 7PM
Authors: Jamie Ford  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet & Maria Semple •  Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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