Volunteers were busy from Alaska to Florida Monday, and right here in the Mountain State.
They gave away half a million free books on the first-ever World Book Night in the United States.
The Princeton Public Library was a community partner in the project, which was intended to put books in the hands of non-readers.
Here in southern West Virginia, volunteers picked up books from the library in Mercer County and distributed them to people in Raleigh and Greenbrier counties.
The books were free, thanks to a joint effort between authors, printers and distribution centers.
To find out more about World Book Night, visit www.worldbooknight.org.