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Friday, Give a Book to Someone You Love

Friday, April 23, is World Book Day, a great excuse to give a book to someone, or the someones, you love. This year’s theme is “To Share a Story.” World Book Day celebrates William Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23) in over 100 countries. It’s a day to revel in the joy of reading, often commemorated by […]

Today, Give a Book to Someone You Love

Did you know that UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has declared April 23 “World Book and Copyright Day”? That’s a bit of a mouthful, however, so today is often referred to, worldwide, as “The International Day of the Book.” Way back in 1995, UNESCO declared: 23 April is a symbolic date […]

World Book Night Happens Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 23, is World Book Night, an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. One night a year, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. Each year, 30-35 books are chosen by […]

Give Away Free Books: Deadline is January 25

A reminder from Durham’s Regulator Bookshop: January 25 is the deadline to apply to be a World Book Night Giver. World Book Night is an international program that sends tens of thousands of people out on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth—April 23—to give away millions of books. The idea is to spread the joy of […]

Today, Give a Book to Your Loved One

Today is an exciting day for book lovers all around the world. April 23 is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, and in the Catalan region of Spain, the day is celebrated by giving a book and a flower to a loved one. It’s also World Book Night here in the United States (as […]

World Book Night: April 23

World Book Night is April 23. What is World Book Night, you ask? World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go […]