Like a Record Store Day for people who enjoy silence, World Book Night is part of a campaign to encourage more people to pick up a book and maybe even read it. On April 23rd, volunteers will make that task even easier by distributing tens of thousands of specially selected books to friends and neighbors. The international bid for a wider reading audience began in 2011 and this year will include more than 20 author events in the US the day before the big giveaway. Five of those events will be scattered around Los Angeles from Leimert Park’s Eso Won books (Terry McMillan) to Malibu’s Diesel bookstore (Jesse Andrews). The Grove’s Barnes & Noble will be hosting prolific crime novelist Michael Connelly. The former Los Angeles Times reporter has been running his reoccurring character Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch up and down Los Angeles in thrillers like Angels Flight and Echo Park for more than twenty years but if reading isn’t your thing, you can always just watch the film adaptations of his books The Lincoln Lawyer and Blood Work.