Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy world book and copyright day #bookday

Although the UK perversely celebrates "World Book Day" in March, the actual international World Book and Copyright Day is today. The 23 April was chosen because "is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo."
The main website is and the hashtag is - you're encouraged to tweet your favourite book

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