It’s World Book Day (in UK, at least)! Happy reading!

World Book DayMarch 6th 2014 is the World Book Day, a charity event first celebrated in 1995 organized by Unesco to promote reading, publishing and, yes, copyright.

This is the UK edition of the worldwide World Book Day, on April 23rd, and the good news is that all (UK and Irish) school children can get a token to be exchanged for a special free publication in their local bookshop.

Venezia Library Fondazione Cini
Fondazione Cini Library, Venice

Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries. It’s a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books with the aim of encouraging children to explore the pleasures of reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

It’s an interesting benchmark about best-sellers books among young readers.

As TheBookSeller reports, The Hunger Games has topped a poll to find the most life-chaning book for teenagers.

Coming in second in the film adaptation-dominated list is John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, before classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Arrow).
The rest of the top ten is made up of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series (Bloomsbury), Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Penguin), The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank (Penguin), A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen (Hodder), The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (HarperCollins), The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Simon & Schuster), and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Follow today’s best with this hashtag: #WorldBookDay.

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