About World Book Day
This Day is to encourage young readers all over the world to discover the joy of reading, getting to love the characters, stores, facts and gaining knowledge from Books.
World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books; the event was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1995.
- 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.