Edwards Brothers Malloy supported World Book Night by donating prepress services, printing, and binding for 35,000 copies of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger, published by Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group. The books will be given away during World Book Night on April 23.
“We’re pleased to support the efforts of such an ambitious project that promotes a love of books and reading,” said John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy. “The fact that volunteers will be attempting to reach new or light readers, who might be encouraged to go on to become lifelong lovers of books, is an especially important aspect of the program. We have long supported literacy efforts in our community and are pleased to be a part of this initiative.”
World Book Night was introduced in 2011 in the United Kingdom and Ireland to bring attention to books for adult readers and is spread to the United States this year. A half million donated books will be distributed by volunteers to communities with reluctant readers or lacking access to books.
Formed in 2012 by the merger of Edwards Brothers, Inc. (est. 1893) and Malloy Incorporated (est. 1960), Edwards Brothers Malloy is the sixth largest book and journal manufacturer in the United States and has been a service member of Book Publishers Northwest for many years.