The American Booksellers and American Library Associations are now hosting online registrations for stores and libraries to become locations for World Book Night on April 23, 2014. Registration is open through December 31.

“We had more requirements and an education process last year when we did the sign up by paper," said WBN U.S. executive director Carl Lennertz. "But now that we have so many active and willing participant locations, we wanted to simplify the process, while still making sure all concerned read up on the obligations of being a host location."

Click here for the ALA library sign-up, and here for the ABA bookstore sign-up.

The 2014 WBN books, authors, honorary chairpeople, and the beginning of the online giver application process will be announced on October 23, six months ahead of World Book Night on April 23, 2014.