20,000 book lovers will give away 1,000,000 books on the inaugural World Book Night which will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011 and will be broadcast in partnership with BBC Two.
An independent editorial committee composed of a broad mix of booksellers, librarians, authors, broadcasters and other individuals selected the 25 titles to be given away to the public on World Book Night. Prior to this, the book trade was canvassed for recommendations and hundreds of lists were received.
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