World Book and Copyright Day 2024: The 2024 theme ‘Read Your Way’ emphasizes nurturing a love for reading across all ages. It highlights the issue of copyright protection. To safeguard the rights of authors, publishers, and all creative minds, copyright laws are essential.

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World Book and Copyright Day 2024: World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, is observed globally to encourage people to enjoy reading. The purpose of this international event is to acknowledge the significant influence that books have on both people and societies. Around the world, events are held on this day to emphasize the importance of books and their capacity to uplift, inform, and bring people from all backgrounds together.

The 2024 theme ‘Read Your Way’ emphasizes nurturing a love for reading across all ages.
The day is significant historically since it commemorates the anniversary of the deaths of several well-known writers, including Miguel de Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and William Shakespeare. This day was selected by the UNESCO General Conference, which was held in Paris in 1995, to honor authors and books that have changed people’s lives globally. Since then, exchanging books as a sign of love has also been connected to this day.

One of our main goals is to help people, especially young people and children, discover the magic of reading.
Reading enhances imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills in addition to imparting knowledge.
By celebrating books and authors, UNESCO highlights the powers of writing to promote cultural diversity, multilingualism, and the exchange of thoughts.

The World Book and Copyright Day also highlights the issue of copyright protection. To safeguard the rights of authors, publishers, and all creative minds, copyright laws are essential. They promote a flourishing literary and artistic landscape by ensuring that creators are recognized and compensated fairly.

The city of Strasbourg France, with its rich history and cultural heritage, has been recognised as UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2024.

UNESCO has also announced Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the World Book Capital of 2025. Launched in 2001, UNESCO World Book Capital recognises cities which support creativity, education and knowledge through books and reading.

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