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Celebrate the annual magic of World Book Night! 

This event brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more - and 2021 is the event's 10th anniversary. The 2021 World Book Night book list features a diverse collection of books with something for everyone. This year's book list theme is "Books to Make You Smile."

This event is a cooperative effort between the Fargo Public Library, NDSU Press and the World Book Night Organization. An assortment of books are available on-site to read, download and purchase. 

Masks are highly recommended and social distancing efforts are appreciated.


The book lineup and activities include:

  • Selections read from 2021 World Book Night books

  • Audiobook passages from "The Kindness Method."

  • A variety of books, including 2021 World Book Night Books, available on-site to read

  • NDSU Press on-site with various books to check out

  • Register for library cards with Fargo Park Public Library's Book Bike

  • Speakers will discuss the importance of reading, the role of libraries and the variety of ways to access books.

The event will include:

  • Book giveaways from NDSU Press and Fargo Public Library
  • A couple 2021 World Book Night books giveaways
  • Free digital downloads of "Stories to Make You Smile" available on the World Book Night website
  • Free World Book Night bookmarks

Participants will have the chance to share their favorite book on the interactive Book Sharing Wall. Check out the unveiling of the new Broadway Square Little Free Library.

As part of a larger international hour of reading (#ReadingHour), Broadway Square will host a reading hour from 7:00-8:00 pm, where people are encouraged to bring, purchase or download a book to read individually while together around The Square.

We encourage event participants to grab their favorite food from Downtown Fargo restaurants and snack shops, including those surrounding Broadway Square - Silver Linings Creamery, Blackbird Woodfire Pizza, Black Coffee & Waffle Bar, Wasabi - from 6:00-7:00 pm and return to The Square to participate in reading hour at 7:00 pm.