This was my first year signing up as a book giving volunteer for World Book Night. I had initially wanted to arrange to organise a giving event with a local youth charity who run a juice bar local to me. I was hoping to give the books out at the juice bar and talk to the local young people about reading and books. Unfortunately despite numerous attempts to speak to the charities organisers I had no luck getting a response.
So I switched to Plan B! I live in a very low-income area with over 53% of the housing in the area being social housing and 34% unemployment*, so books aren’t high on people’s priority list, our local library is unmanned and consists of a couple of shelves within the council office and it’s not inspiring!