World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.
Your World Book Day Voucher
• You will be emailed your £1 World Book Day voucher to your school email address
• The £1 book token can be exchanged for one of World Book Day’s exclusive, new £1 books (see the full line-up at worldbookday.com/books/) OR for getting £1 off any book or audiobook costing £2.99 or more in participating bookshops and supermarkets
• The book token is valid from Thursday 18th February – Sunday 28th March 2021. Participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond 28th March while stocks last. Please contact your local bookseller to check if they are able to offer £1 off other titles
• The book token can ONLY be used in participating bookshops (find your nearest at booksellers.org.uk/wbd)
• The book token can be printed out and taken to your local bookseller. Booksellers such as Sainsburys and Asda are unable to accept the voucher on a phone or tablet screen. For all other booksellers, please check before you visit
• The digital £1 book token cannot be redeemed online
• The digital £1 book token is intended for SINGLE-USE ONLY
To learn more about World Book Day, please click here.