World Book Day 2013

£1 books for World Book Day

World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland, and this year takes place on Thursday 6th March, celebrating 17 years of encouraging the young and old to share their love of books and reading.

World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Sponsored by National Book Tokens World Book Day £1 Book Tokens will be distributed to all primary school children in the UK and Republic of Ireland, and offered to secondary schools and pre-school organisations who registered, to redeem against the specially published £1 Books.

The tokens can be redeemed at any Waterstones bookshop in the UK and Ireland - but not on - from 3rd March - 30th March 2014 (inclusive). For further information about World Book Day tokens please visit

Unfortunately we cannot accept World Book Day tokens online either as payment for this year's £1 books or as part payment on any other purchase but we have listed all of the £1 books for you to order online or Reserve & Collect at your local Waterstones bookshop.

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