World Book Night 2013 (USA)

if you live in USA, you can give away The Alchemist (English and Espanol) for free.
All authors who have their books in the list waived their royalties.
Below a short explanation from Carl, the organizer:

Hello, World Book Night friends:

The fun is beginning: The WBN 2013 book picks are official and the giver applications have opened!
I am really excited about the selection of books for World Book Night 2013, and I know you’ll be pleased with them, too. As I said in our press release today: “This isn’t a best-books-of-all-time list; these are contemporary or classic books that appeal to a wide range of new readers. We looked for diversity and variety in all things: subject matter, age level, gender, as well as ethnic and geographic considerations. Last year’s givers also got to nominate books. This is a beautiful mix with, I hope, some old friends and nice surprises! We believe that the wide range of books being offered will appeal to our volunteer book givers and, in turn, to a half million new readers.”

To see the 2013 books, please visit our Books page.

We’ve also opened the giver applications, and I have good news for you. The application process will be open until January, so you have plenty of time to read up on the books and think about where you want to personally hand out your 20 copies before you apply. I recommend you check out the Application Guidelines in advance as well. It’s a great resource and will help make the whole process a lot easier for you.

If you want to give away books to celebrate the event, follow this link to apply to be a book giver


  1. Today enjoyed reading many stories shared by the givers, at the World Book Night website! How sweet to share the gift of books with new readers in a personal way. To be part of.
    And realized also that April 23 is my grandma’s birthday.
    Another extraordinary day.
    Love and Blessings,

  2. heart says:

    I gave it to one friend who got very excited..

  3. Jorge mejia says:

    Gracias por esta gran oportunidad de obtener este libro

  4. Roxane St-Louis says:

    And Canada?….

  5. Olá Paulo,

    Querid@s o sonho salva!Amém!!!

    Paz e Bem


  6. Marie-Christine says:

    Thank you so much
    because …sometimes a word from a book can save you.
    With love and gratitude

  7. Wanderlaini A. Rodrigues says:

    Muito bom, mesmo!!!!!!!!! Amei…

  8. Jane Stewart says:

    Fantastic! Exploring the website. Thankyou Paulo, Carl, authors, book distributors and World Book Night! Excited for all the new readers everywhere! Wow
    Love and gratitude,

  9. T-L-S says:

    Hello Dear Paulo
    I DONT LIVE IN Usa ,the opposite!! i live in Iran!!!
    Always all best things is for advanced countries,Realy pls tell me where is the Justice of God? What is the difference between me and who lIve in Usa but our life conditions r very very very different.Ok doesnt matter, goodness and goodluck 4 all people live in Usa .It is a persons destiny that where he or she borns.We shud accept our destiny ,nothing else.

  10. Alexa says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations
    big hug

  11. huma arshad says:

    “Communism and Imperialism ”

    The soul of both of them is impatient and restless,

    Both of them know not God, and deceive mankind.

    One lives by production, the other by taxation,

    And man is a glass caught between two stones.

    The one puts to rout science, religion, art,

    The other robs the body of soul, the hand of bread.

    I have perceived both drowned in water and clay,

    Both bodily burnished, but utterly dark of heart.

    Life means a passionate burning, an urge to make,

    To cast in the dead clay the seed of heart.
    ALLAMA IQBAL A great poet (IQbal Day 9th November )