Book Lovers Day

From Giftypedia

Jump to: navigation, search

When Celebrated

First Saturday in November and/or August 9th


Three giftys.jpg

About the Holiday

Book Lovers Day is a holiday for all book lovers and reading. Reading is a great relaxing hobby and also an important one. Reading can also be informative and educational. Grab a book and find a nice relaxing quiet spot to read. Or, use this holiday as your motivation to start a neighborhood book club.

Did you know?[1][2][3][4]

  • Children who read the most, read the best regardless of their social level.
  • Fifeteen yearold students whose parents read to them often in their first year of school show markedly higher PISA scores.
  • Children learn an average of 4-12 thousand new words each year through reading.
  • Early books didn't have titles, authors or anything printed on the cover.
  • Books used to be shelved backwards with the spine in back and that pages toward the front.
  • The first ebook was patented in Spain by teacher Angela Ruiz in 1949 to decrease the number of books her students had to carry.
  • One tree can produce about 50 books.
  • On average in the US, 57 books are purchased per second.
  • It took Noah Webster 36 years to write his first dictionary.

Gift Guidelines

  • Book by a favorite author
  • Book light
  • Bookmark
  • make a bookmark
  • Gift card to favorite bookstore
  • Subscription to book club
  • Kindle or similar reading device
  • An ebook

Related Holidays


  1. Karon Graham ~ Edutake: Did You Know? Facts about Reading
  2. Earthly Pursuits: Old Books -- Did you know?
  3. BOGDAN FIEDUR: Did you know? 5 Facts about Ebooks + 1 more
  4. Lena Sledge's Blog: Interesting Facts About Authors and Books

August Info & More Holidays

Birthstone: Birthstoneperidot.jpg
Flower: Gladiolus.jpg
Jul 23 - Aug 22


Aug 23 - Sep 22