Date 23 Apr, 2023

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated annually on 23 April. It’s a day to celebrate the enjoyment of books and reading.

This symbolic date was chosen because it’s the date on which several important authors – William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega – all died.

This year, the city of Accra, in Ghana, has been chosen as UNESCO’s World Book Capital. Accra’s year-long program kicks off on 23 April 2023. It will seek to use the power of books and storytelling to engage young people, and upskill the next generation.

Find out more about UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day activities on their website.