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.

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

Find out more about World Book Day here:

Book Swap

 Creative Pioneers Night

Come and join us for a free night of fun, hosted by the Students' Union in collaboration with Blackpool School of Arts (BSoA), and Parker Books. You will be treated to an evening of entertainment, starting with the BSoA Panto 'Jack and the Beanstalk Tower' (courtesy of our Musical Theatre students), followed by an Open Mic night filled with poetry and music, hosted by local author Nathan Parker.

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