The Berkshire Athenaeum and local volunteers are participating in World Book Night, an annual international celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books.
On April 23, local volunteers will join thousands around the globe distributing free World Book Night paperbacks throughout their communities. The World Book Night board has chosen 30 titles aimed at reaching reluctant adult readers.
Locally, 27 volunteers will distribute 540 books.
The event is sponsored locally by the Berkshire Athenaeum, Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and Barnes & Noble.