World Book and Copyright Day 2020: History, Significance, Theme and Citations by Famous Authors-Books

World Book Day, celebrated by UNESCO and other relevant organizations, is a worldwide celebration of books and reading material, celebrated in more than 100 countries. Also known as World Book and Copyright Day, it is an opportunity to appreciate books and the art of reading. The 23rd. In April UNESCO was chosen to honour renowned literary figures, including William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. At the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris in 1995, this date was set in honour of authors and books from all over the world.

World Book Day 2020 Theme

This is how Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, summarises the theme for 2019: Books have the unique ability to entertain and teach. They are also a way to explore areas beyond our personal experience by discovering different authors, universes and cultures, and a way to access the deepest secrets of our inner self.


The idea of celebrating World Book Day was conceived by the Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andres in memory of the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes (better known as Don Quixote), initially on his birthday, the 7th anniversary of his birth. October, and then on the anniversary of his death, April 23rd. UNESCO then decided to celebrate World Book Day and Copyright Day every year on December 23rd. It is also the anniversary of the death of remarkable authors such as William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

But this historical fact gave rise to a twist in the plot. By historical coincidence, Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same day in the 23rd century. April 1616, but not the same day. After that, Spain followed the Gregorian calendar, and England the Julian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, Shakespeare died ten days after Cervantes, i.e. on the third day of the month. Mei.


World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the importance of books as a bridge between the past and the future and as a bridge between culture and generations. UNESCO and organisations representing publishers, booksellers and libraries choose the World Book Capital for the year to support the celebration of books and reading. In 2019 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was declared World Book Capital. Kuala Lumpur was officially recognised this year as the World Book Capital of UNESCO (KLWBC 2020) and was officially opened on 23 and 24 November. April online.

The day provided an opportunity for people around the world, especially those involved in literature, including authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions, humanitarian NGOs and the media, to work together to promote literacy and facilitate access to educational resources for all.

Here are a few quotes from books by famous authors of history that all book lovers today can enjoy and share with their friends and social networking communities :

I’d be miserable if I didn’t have a big library.

– Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

The books the world calls immoral are books that show the world its shame.

– Oscar Wilde in Doric Grey

The fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.

– Neil Heiman in Coral

That’s what books are about. They allow you to travel without moving your legs.

– Jumpa Lahiri in name.

If you only read the books that everyone reads, you can only think about what other people think.

– Haruki Murakami in the Norwegian forest


Books are a unique portable magic.

– Stephen King in file

A book is a version of the world. If you don’t like it, ignore it or offer your version in return.

– Salman Rushdie

I believe something very magical can happen when you read a book.

– J.K. Rowling

Children know very well that unicorns are not real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good, are real books.

– Ursula K. Le Gan

I love books. I like everything about them. I like the feeling that the pages are close. They are light enough to carry, but so heavy with worlds and ideas. I like the sound of the pages clicking on my fingers. Fingerprints on the prints. Books lock people up, but they’re so noisy.

– Nedie Ocoraphor in the Book of Phoenix

You’ll never get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to fit me.

– C.S. Lewis

The words were different when they lived in you.

– Benjamin Alire Sahens in Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Books are everywhere, and the same sense of adventure always fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, books for the homeless; they are collected in huge streams of colorful feathers and have a charm that is lacking in the domesticated volumes of the library.

– Virginia Woolf in Ghost Street

If there’s a book you want to read but haven’t written yet, you have to write it.

– Tony Morrison

Good luck. It’s the smell of books. Good luck. That’s why I’ve always wanted a bookstore. What could be better than exchanging happiness for a better life?

– Sarah Maclean in Uninhabited Rogue

…the secret of great stories is that they have no secrets. Great stories are the ones you’ve heard and want to hear again. The ones you can walk into anywhere and live comfortably. They don’t fool you with sensations and chills and delicate endings. They don’t surprise you with the unexpected. You’re as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how it ends, but you listen as if it doesn’t. And even though you know you’re gonna die one day, you live as if you’re not dying. In the big stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love and who does not. And yet you want to know again. It’s their secret and their magic.

– Roy Arundhati in the god of small things

A man, man or woman, who doesn’t appreciate a good novel, must be unbearably stupid.

– Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

If you can’t enjoy reading a book over and over again, there’s no point in reading it.

– Oscar Wilde

There’s no friend more faithful than a book.

– Ernest Hemingway

The big book should give you a lot of experience and sell out a bit at the end. We live a few lives reading.

– William Styron

So, please, oh, please, we beg, we pray.

Throw away your television,

And instead, you can install

A beautiful bookcase on the wall.

Then fill the shelves with a pile of books.

– Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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