12/02/2010 02:08 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

World Book Night: Distribute One Million Books In March

A mixture of fiction, poetry and memoir has been chosen for the inaugural World Book Night promotion, which will see one million free books given away by 20,000 volunteers.

The event, on 5th March, is likely to have an "enormously positive" impact on books, according to chairman of the campaign, Canongate m.d. Jamie Byng. It will be supported by BBC2.


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