World Book Night is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the love of reading and community-based literacy outreach. Each year, 30 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out copies of a particular title in their community.
On April 23rd, 2013 Woodhaven residents Monica Varona and Margaret Varona, along with Patrick McNamara, will be part of a group of 25,000 volunteer book givers going out into 6,000 towns and cities across the US to donate books for World Book Night.
They will be at the office of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association at 84-20 Jamaica Avenue starting at 5 PM until 7 PM giving out free copies of the following books:
City of Thieves by David Benioff – “From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival—and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.”
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist is a story about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts and, above all, following our dreams.”
Moneyball by Michael Lewis – “Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball and a tale of the search for new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.”