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World Book Day

March 3, 2025 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

World Book Day is a global celebration of literature and reading, observed annually, some countries it’s celebrated on different dates). It’s a day dedicated to promoting the joy of books and reading, especially among children and young people. On World Book Day, people all around the world participate in various activities such as reading events, book fairs, storytelling sessions, and dressing up as their favourite book characters. The aim is to encourage literacy, inspire a love for reading, and celebrate the power of books to educate, entertain, and enrich our lives.
What Countries Celebrate World Book Day

The top three countries that widely celebrate World Book Day are:

  • United Kingdom: World Book Day originated in the UK and is celebrated with enthusiasm across schools, libraries, and communities. It’s a major event promoting reading and literacy among children.
  • Spain: In Spain, World Book Day is known as “Día del Libro” and “Día de Sant Jordi” (Saint George’s Day). It’s celebrated with book fairs, literary events, and the tradition of exchanging books and roses.
  • United States: While World Book Day is not as widely celebrated as in the UK or Spain, it’s still observed by many schools, libraries, and bookstores across the United States with reading events, author visits, and book giveaways.How To Celebrate World Book Day

Celebrating World Book Day can be a delightful experience! Here are some ways to join in the festivities:

  • Read a Book: Dedicate some time to immerse yourself in the pages of a book you’ve been eager to explore. Whether it’s a classic novel, a thrilling mystery, or an inspiring memoir, let the magic of storytelling captivate your imagination.
  • Host a Book Swap: Organise a book swap with friends, family, or colleagues. Each person can bring a book they’ve already read and exchange it for a new one. It’s a fun way to discover new authors and genres while sharing the love of reading.
  • Support Your Local Bookstore: Visit your favourite local bookstore and browse their shelves for new reads. Show your support by purchasing a book or two, and perhaps strike up a conversation with the staff about their recommendations.
  • Attend a Literary Event: Check if there are any literary events or book readings happening in your area. Many libraries, bookstores, and community centres host special events on World Book Day, featuring authors, book signings, and discussions.
  • Dress Up as a Book Character: Get creative and dress up as your favourite book character! Whether it’s Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, or Sherlock Holmes, dressing up adds an element of fun and whimsy to the day.
  • Share Your Love of Books: Spread the joy of reading by sharing book recommendations on social media, starting a book-themed discussion group, or writing a book review. Encourage others to join in the celebration and discover the magic of books.
  • Donate Books: Consider donating books to schools, libraries, or organisations that promote literacy. Your gently used books can bring joy and knowledge to others who may not have access to them otherwise.
  • Create Book-Inspired Crafts: Get crafty and create book-inspired crafts such as bookmarks, book covers, or literary-themed artwork. It’s a creative way to express your love for books and share it with others.
  • Attend Virtual Events: If in-person gatherings aren’t possible, look for virtual events happening online. Many organisations host virtual book readings, author interviews, and book clubs that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.
  • Start a Reading Challenge: Challenge yourself to read a certain number of books within a set timeframe. Set achievable goals and track your progress throughout the year. It’s a great way to expand your reading horizons and discover new authors and genres.

Embrace the magic of books and the joy of reading. Happy World Book Day!

New Books For World Book Day

Take a look at these fantastic books to enjoy on World Book Day!

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In her book “But Are You Alive?“, entrepreneur and educator Eloise Skinner delves into insights gained over a decade dedicated to seeking depth, purpose, and meaning.
Drawing from her experiences training in a monastic community and in the realm of existential therapy, Eloise offers a rich tapestry of practical exercises, principles, and tools. Through diverse traditions and perspectives, she imparts actionable advice aimed at guiding readers towards a heightened sense of vitality and authenticity in their everyday existence.