World Book and Copyright Day

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2021 Date23 April 2021
2022 Date23 April 2022
World Book and Copyright Day

World Book Day History

World Book Day is a celebration created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The goal is to promote reading, especially in younger people, and honor authors and their books.

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World Book Day Facts

  • Each year, UNESCO chooses a "World Book Capital". In 2018, it was Athens, Greece.
  • UNESCO holds an event every year at their headquarters. Workshops for the young are conducted by booksellers, publishers and artists. The topics include illustration, bookbinding, typography, manga, and more.
  • According to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, U.S. adults still consumed more print books than e-books and audio books. 73% of those surveyed claimed to have read a book in some format, 65% claimed to have read a print book, 28% an e-book, and 14% claimed to have listened to an audio book.
  • In 2015, the average number of books read during the year by U.S. adults was 12.
  • In UNICEF's The State of the World's Children 1999, it was reported that 855,000,000 people in the world were illiterate.

World Book Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Dress your children in costumes related to their favorite books. Check out these great examples.
  • Start reading that book you've been putting off for so long or buy or rent a new one. Take a look at The New York Timesbest sellers list.
  • Why not try a comic book? There are comic books for everyone, and they can be a good alternative for children who don't enjoy regular books. Get them started on comic books with characters they already like from the movies.
  • Donate a book. You can donate to libraries, Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and more.

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