… Seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of reading books.
World Book and Copyright Day is globally observed annually on April 23rd, a date set aside to remember prominent authors. It was established in 1995 by UNESCO.
The World Book Day aims to highlight the power of books and their ability to impart knowledge and values to readers.
It strenghtens the idea that books serve as windows into different worlds, both fictional and non-fictional.
This day encourages people of all ages to understand the value of books and to read more. It also acknowledges those authors and artists who created the works and vows to continue to protect their work through copyrights.
Each year, UNESCO chooses a World Book Capital. For 2023, the World Book Capital will be in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, in 2023, there are over 130 million adults in the U.S. who have low literacy skills.
GoStudent research has revealed that reading exercises the brains frontal lobe which can help reduce stress, improve focus, and help with problem solving skills.
On a day like this, organizations and individuals are encouraged to hold an event with workshops for the young and adults, to be conducted by booksellers, publishers and artists with topics that will significantly impact the audience.