World Book and Copyright Day 23 April, World Book Capital for 2018, Athens, Greece

World Book and Copyright Day 23 April
  • World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. 
  • World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995.
  • 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It 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.
உலக புத்தக மற்றும் பதிப்புரிமை தினம், ஏப்ரல் 23
  • உலக புத்தக மற்றும் பதிப்புரிமை தினம் ஏப்ரல் 23 ஆம் தேதி கொண்டாடப்படுகிறது. 1995 ஆம் ஆண்டு முதல் UNESCO அமைப்பு அறிவித்தபடி, உலக புத்தக தினம் கொண்டாடப்படுகிறது.World Book and Copyright Day 23 April
World Book Capital for 2018: Athens, Greece
  • Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year.
  • The city of Athens was chosen for the quality of its activities, supported by the entire book industry. The aim is to make books accessible to the city’s entire population, including migrants and refugees.
Sharjah named World Book Capital 2019
  • Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) was named World Book Capital for the year 2019 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee which met at the Headquarters of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) at La Haye.
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