About National Book Lovers Day
Today is National Book Lovers Day -- and it's the perfect occasion to start reading a new book. Whether you're already an avid reader or looking to get back into reading, this day is a chance to celebrate books and encourage people of all ages to read.
Nowadays people are seemingly more likely to have their face stuck in front of a phone rather than in a book, but this national holiday aims to highlight the love of books as a form of escapism and education.
For most book lovers, every day is a day to celebrate reading. But for the sake of celebration let’s open up the floor to all interpretations of what it means to be a "book lover." Perhaps you just love the physical feel of a book, and have no interest in cracking one open. Or maybe, this day is meant to honor books in love with each other. Today is the day to exalt book lovers of all shapes, sizes, covers, and word counts.
- Did you know? The distinctive smell of old books is caused by the breaking down of lignin, a complex chemical present in paper and closely related to vanillin.