Happy World Book and Copyright Day 2021!
World Book and Copyright Day, also known as World Book Day, or International Day of the Book, is a yearly event on April 23rd organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
April 23 marks the anniversary of the birth or death of a range of well-known writers, including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Maurice Druon, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Haldor Kiljan Laxness, Manuel Mejía Vallejo, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and William Shakespeare. For this reason, UNESCO's General Conference chose this date to pay tribute to books, the authors who wrote them, and the copyright laws that protect them.
Since 2001, UNESCO chooses a World Book Capital. The aim is to make the city’s entire population, including migrants and refugees exposed to Books and book-reading. Tbilisi, capital of Georgia is the World Book Capital for the year 2021. As a celebration for this year's World's Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO has created a Bookfacechallenge. You may visit the following link for more information:
In this connection, EWU library is celebrating this day promoting diversified topics related to this day by using social media platforms of EWU Library.