World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated annually on April 23, marks the day when three of the world’s most celebrated literary figures — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spain), William Shakespeare (England), and Garcilaso de la Vega (Peru) — all died.
Established by UNESCO in 1995, World Book and Copyright Day is an international commemoration that honors the literary and cultural heritage of these three influential writers. This celebration traces its origins to Catalonia (Spain), where it has become a tradition to give a rose and a book to a loved one on St. George’s Day (April 23).
The Libraries are hosting a Pop-Up library in the Atrium of the School of Global and International Studies (GIS) building for the observance of World Book and Copyright Day on Monday, April 23. Students, faculty, and any other library users will have the opportunity to check out books from a broad selection of national and international authors at this mobile library stand.
Also on display in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day is an exhibition in the lobby of the Herman B Wells Library.
We look forward to seeing you at the Pop-Up Library, and don't forget to stop by the exhibition in Wells Library.