World Book Day 2022: why it is celebrated, theme this year, interesting quotes | world news

World Book and Copyright Day 2022: Organized by UNESCO, World Book Day aims to develop the habit of reading for pleasure in everyone from childhood and inspire more people to write and publish their work.

World Book Day 2022: Each year, April 23 is celebrated as World Book and Copyright Day, also known as World Book Day, to honor the great works of authors around the world. This special day has been marked by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an attempt to promote the love of reading, writing books, translating, publishing and copyright.

World Book Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world.

History and significance

It is often said that “books are a person’s best companion”. World Book Day was first observed by UNESCO on April 23, 1995, as a global celebration of books and reading and to encourage young people to discover the joy of reading.

The date has special significance as it marks the death anniversaries of two of the world’s greatest writers – William Shakespeare and the eminent Spanish Inca chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega.

Furthermore, it also celebrates the birth of authors like Maurice Druon, Halldor K. Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov and Manuel Mejía Vallejo and the death of Josep Pla.

UNESCO aims to celebrate the occasion as a charitable goal for more children, from all walks of life, developing a lifelong habit of reading for enjoyment, benefiting from the best life chances that the event brings them.

Theme for 2022

The theme for World Book Day 2022 is “Read…so you never feel alone”.

famous quotes

Here are some of the most famous book quotes that will have you reading:

  • “The only thing you need to know is the location of the library.” -Albert Einstein
  • “There is no friend as faithful as a book.” -Ernest Hemingway
  • “Good friends, good books and a sleeping conscience: that’s the ideal life. -Mark Twain
  • “That’s the thing with books. They allow you to travel without moving your feet. – Jhumpa Lahiri, namesake
  • “The books the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • “If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you have to write it.” – Toni Morrison
  • “I will be unhappy if I don’t have an excellent library.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


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