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Book Lovers Day celebrated in Russia and worldwide

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Book Lovers Day celebrated in Russia and worldwide


09.08.2019

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Book Lovers Day is celebrated throughout the world on August 9, the Parliamentary gazeta newspaper reports. The holiday was born as an unofficial in the United States but quickly became popular in different parts of the world. It is celebrated by writers, publishers, bookstores and readers. Book lovers on this day try to put aside gadgets and pick up a favorite printed book.

UNESCO has been choosing the most reading city since 1995. In 2001, the organization also started to announce the World Book Capital. Today, this status belongs to Sharjah (UAE), which is the third largest city in the country. In 2020, Kuala Lumpur will become the world capital of the book - international experts singled it out for its emphasis on inclusive education and access to reading for all segments of the population.

Celebrations in honor of the 105th birthday of the Finnish writer Tove Jansson will be held at Moscow Museon art park and libraries of the capital. Games, workshops, classes and lectures are to be organized for the visitors. The guests will also have the chance to learn how to plank a Moomin figure in dry felting technique. Creative meetings with writers and publishers are planned at the Place of the Book site, everyone will be able to read aloud, and the summer reading room of the Nekrasov library will be open until the end of summer.

Book lovers will celebrate their day with poetry reading on the streets of St. Petersburg. The residents of the city have organized thirteen readings since April and gathered many spectators. Enthusiasts choose symbolic places of St. Petersburg for their meetings by voting on social networks.

Russkiy Mir reported that the number of Russians who read books regularly over the past five years has grown from 8% to 53%. Such data were published by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM), which conducted a survey. At the same time, 59% of the surveyed women and 83% of youth from 18 to 24 years of age admitted that they loved reading.

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