In the shoes of… a Book Shop Assistant

Sadie Hatch, 23, from Hull who works at Rhythm & Reason on Hunters Bar has spent the day as Hermione Granger in the name of World Book Day.

In the past week bookstores have been going into schools in the hope to inspire children to read.

“The kids love World Book Day. Children who don’t normally read or can’t afford to buy books can and they get excited by books.”


Bookstores across England have been giving books away for free with World Book Day tokens or selling books at £1. In the past week Rhyme & Reason has sold over a 100 books.

The biggest sellers according to Sadie has been Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jacqueline Wilson.

“As the saying goes, you can’t buy happiness but you can buy books and that’s pretty much the same thing.”


World Book Day has been running encouraging children to read and get excited by books for 19 years.

It was set up by UNSECO in 1997 and with the help of the National Book Token Ltd with the objective to allowing children, especially from poor backgrounds, to be able to have their own books.

In the last 19 years World Book Day has teamed up with Penguin Books, HarperCollins and Oxford University Press all of which help the success of the day.

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