Interviews with John Kremer
The following short report is based on a question posed in an email discussion list. The question was as follows: Does anyone know of the existence of a National Book Day or anything of the sort? Below is my response:
January is National Book Month. The third full week in January is National Book Week. Below are a few other book days, weeks, and months - taken from my Celebrate Today database. There are dozens more!
January - National Book Month
January 16 - Book Publishers Day
January - National Book Week (third full week of January)
January - Celebrity Read a Book Week (last full week of January)
February 23 - Printed Book Day
March 28 - Children's Picture Book Day
April 2 - International Children's Book Day
April 16 - Book-of-the-Month Club Birthday
April 22 - Instant Book Day
April 25 - Book Day and Lover's Day (Spain)
April 25 - World Book and Copyright Day (Shakespeare's Birthday)
May - Book Buddy Day (1st Wednesday in May)
May - National Family Reading Week (first week in May)
May - National Feminist Bookstore Week (week of Mother's Day)
June is Audiobook Month
June 11 - Dirty Book Day
June - National Black Bookstore Week (week of June 19th)
June 19 - Mass Market Paperback Book Day
July - National Independent Bookstore Week (week of third and fourth Saturdays in July)
September 17 - Bestselling Books Day
September - Banned Books Week (last Saturday in September to next Saturday)
October 1 - National Book It! Day (first weekday in October)
October 12 - Cookbook Launch Day
November 5 - Book Editors Day
November - Book Lover's Day (first Saturday in November)
November 12 - One Million Books Day
November - National Children's Book Week (third week of November)
November 30 - Steal This Book Day
December is Read a New Book Month
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