NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY
Observed each year on August 9, (and sometimes on the first Saturday in November) bibliophiles get to celebrate on National Book Lovers Day! A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away.
Bibliophile – a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books.
Let’s step back in time for a minute:
The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the book pages.
The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
The books were fitted with clasps or straps.
Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
Books in public libraries were often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft.