World Book Night Giver Parties in Full Swing

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At World Book Night parties from New York to Hawaii this week givers celebrated, shared stories, and left with their carton of books to be given away on the night of April 23.  Here, in photos, is a look at some of the fun at “pickup parties” at bookstores (and one library) across the country.










Givers gathered on a recent afternoon at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, to pick up their book boxes and take their solemn oath to be ambassadors of good books. Each was given a WBN T-shirt created by the store.

Christine Reed (right), owner of Basically Books in Hilo, Hawaii, and givers, one holding the WBN giver Thank-You certificate.








At Curious Cup in Carpinteria, California, pictured are Sheri Hultman, Gwyndolyn Hultman, (in front -- Holly Hultman)  Heather Hultman, Grant Hultman, Kristina Calkins, Evelyn Calkins, Emily Calkins, Martha Macgillivray.









Chrissy Filka and Lisa Kiebzak at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, North Carolina.










The cartons are piled high in the display window of Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.









At {pages} in Manhattan Beach, California, patrons are jazzed to give their books away!










Book givers receive their boxes at the river's end bookstore in Oswego, New York.












ABA’ s Rosemary Hawkins and Dan Cullen picked up their boxes from Roy Solomon, co-owner of The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, New York.










Givers Kristen Proft, Betsy Kates, and Debby Teplin share in a toast to WBN with Village Bookstore co-owner Yvonne Van Cort.











ABA Marketing Manager and Designer Greg Galloway with givers and library staff at the Warner Library in Tarrytown, New York.

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