It is a day for us bibliophiles to celebrate our love for books.
What is a Bibliophile? It is a person who has a great appreciation for and/or collects books.
Today is set aside for us to celebrate our love for books and we are encouraged to find the perfect spot and read the day away. I personally think we should experience this every day. I love to enjoy my favorite reads with a glass of wine..."Wine Makes A Good Book Great"!
A few fun facts;
The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the book pages.
The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
Clasps or straps kept the books closed.
Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
Public libraries often chained the books to a shelf or a desk to prevent theft.
How we are evolving;
Along with several recent developments, book manufacturers use digital printing. Book pages are printed using toner rather than ink. As a result of digital printing, print-on-demand opens up a whole new realm of publishing. In this case, distributors don’t print the books until the customer places the order.
More and more, people read E-books. E-book (electronic book) refers to a book-length publication in digital form. They are usually available through the Internet. However, they can also be found in audio.
Read an E-book on a computer or via a portable book display device known as an e-book reader, such as a Reader, Nook, or Kindle.
A few suggestions on how to celebrate the day...
Sit back, relax, and READ!
A Book Buddy should share the joy of reading with everyone and inspire them with your favorite novel and find out about the last book they took off the shelf.
Encourage young readers by showing your enthusiasm for reading.
Shop for a new title to read or explore the shelves for one you would like to give.
Explore the shelves of used bookstores. You might find an out-of-print title that might become the highlight of your collection.
Discover the world of online bookstores.
Randomly give a book to someone.
Visit your public library and check out a favorite title.
Book Lovers Day is widely recognized on a global scale yet its origin and creator remain unknown to date.