World Book Day Celebration
Book Day is celebrated by UNESCO on April 23, every year. Books are our best
friends, guiders, and philosophers.
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, through its own
initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations, effective April 23 each
UNESCO, the city of Tbilisi in Georgia was selected as the World Book Capital
23 marks the death and birth anniversary of William Shakespeare and also many
other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir
Nabokov, Josep Pla, and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. Therefore, it became obvious to
UNESCO to choose April 23 to celebrate World Book Day worldwide.
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