Tuesday, April 23, 2013

World book and copyright day today!

Today is World Book and Copyright Day 2013 (at least everywhere except the UK and Ireland, that celebrates it in March). April 23 is Shakespeare's birthday and the anniversary of Cervantes' death. As far as I could see the UNESCO page hadn't really updated from 2012, but googling showed that the Day is indeed being marked around the world e.g. in Malawi, and in Georgia (the country, not the USA state) some book shops closed in sympathy with publishers who say they will suffer when the government starts to give text books to schools for free...
Photo by Sheila Webber: anemone blanda, Blackheath, April 2013

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