World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day

April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day -- the mission is to promote books, reading and the diversity of cultural expressions, especially among young people, as one of the crucial elements for a prosperous society.

The year 2016 is special, marking the 400th anniversary of the death of two exceptional writers: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. The legacy of these two great men goes beyond literature and inspires entire generations to think about important society issues that are nowadays still on the agenda.

In order to encourage literacy, reading and the dialogue between different cultures, UNESCO is looking forward to bring out a universal dimension to this internationally celebrated day. An interactive map highlights events organized by librarians, booksellers, publishers and associations around the world:

Celebrate World #BookDay and share your ideas and actions with all!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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