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World Book Day 2019: What is your story?

Happy World Book Day

“Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read!” – Mitch Hedberg

April 23 marks World Book Day or World Book & Copyright Day and every bookworm in the world is celebrating it by reading a book. Paying tribute to the works of artistic geniuses, playwrights, authors, poets, or comic book creators cannot be the only reason to celebrate this day. This day is also about the readers whose madness to read a book pushes the book and author to become a bestseller or prize-winning work.

Bertolt Brecht had rightly stated that “Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.” A good book is a weapon as knowledge is the only thing a that a person carries with him/her wherever they go.


  • 2019 is “Share a Story”.
  • 2018 was “Reading, it’s my right”.
  • 2015 was “Read the World”.
  • 2014 was “Be Smart-Read Books!”.
  • 2013 was “reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.”
  • 2012 was “Books and Translations”.
  • 2011 was “Evolution of Book Production, from Writing to Digital”.
  • 2010 was “International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures”.
  • 2009 was “Development of Quality Education and the Link between Publishing and Human Rights”.
  • 2008 was “International Year of Languages”.
  • 2007 was “Reading is the Key”.
  • 2006 was “Literacy Changes Lives”.
  • 2005 was “Reading is Forever”.
  • 2004 was “Reading: a non-stop Journey”.
  • 2003 was “Friends for Life”.
  • 2002 was “Hourly Happy”.
  • 2001 was “happy hour”.
  • 2000 was “Reading is refreshing”
  • 1999 was “Give a Book”.
  • 1998 was “Reading is Cool”.

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