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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.


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