Comedienne Amy Poehler will host this year’s Book Night

April 23rd marks the date for this year’s Book Night, an annual event where over 10,000 community volunteers wander about in cities and towns giving out free books. Over 500,000 paperback books are expected to be handed out this year, featuring both classics and debut titles considered “light reading.” The program is aimed primarily at encouraging non-readers to try books. As the name implies, this program is not limited to the US and it is heavily supported by donations from book lovers along with some major publishers that donate the books.