World Book Night has announced that Germany is the second international partner alongside the United States to stage a national one million book giveaway for adults on April 23rd, the Unesco International Day of the Book. The latest World Book Night initiative is being carried out in association with the newly created "Friends of Reading" campaign launching in Germany as part of their existing World Book Day and will be a joint initiative of the Stiftung Lesen (Reading Foundation), the Boersenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (Association of German Publishers and Booksellers), and German publishers in partnership with World Book Night.

On the evening of April 23, the World Book Night German celebrations will have 33,333 reading givers select one of a list of 25 titles. The reading givers are responsible for giving 30 copies of that title to members of the public. For more information and a full list of the titles, please visit