Friday, April 23, 2021


Today is World Book and Copyright Day, sponsored by UNESCO. 23 April was chosen when this annual event started because "23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died." There is a communication toolkit (graphics with various quotes - like the one reproduced here at - in a zipped file at ) Links to this and other pages e.g. to the opening ceremony at Tblisi and to various challenges are at There are also two online World Book Day events from The British Library tonight (23 April) at 6pm UK time (Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Kate Mosse) and at 8pm UK time (World Book Night presents: Books to Make you Smile, hosted by Sandi Toksvig)

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