National Book Days,
Weeks, and Months

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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