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Literary and Book Themed Holidays For Book Lovers

These literary holidays offer great opportunities to celebrate the written word, discover new books, and engage with the world of literature in various ways.

Some of the dates for these celebrations changes from year to year. We've made an effort to make note of these varying dates where possible. A quick google search can help ensure that you have the correct current year's date.


National Braille Literacy Month (Louis Braille was born 1/4/1809)

1/26 - Library Shelfie Day (fourth Wednesday of January)


2/1 - Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week (First week of February)

2/1 - World Read Aloud Day (First Wednesday of February)

2/4 - Take Your Child to the Library Day (first Saturday of February)

2/14 - World Book Giving Day


Return Borrowed Books Week (First full week of March)

3/4 - National Grammar Day

3/3-9 - Read an eBook Week (First full week of March)

3/21 - World Poetry Day


School Library Month

4/6 National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday of National Library Week)

4/13 - Celebrate Teen Literature Day (Thursday of National Library Week)

4/12 - D.E.A.R. Day (Beverly Cleary’s birthday)

4/21 - Poem in Your Pocket Day

4/27- National Tell a Story Day

Independent Bookstore Day (Last Saturday of the month)


Get Caught Reading Month

5/2 - Harry Potter Day

5/4 - Intergalactic Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with you.")

5/6 - Free Comic Book Day (first Saturday in May)


6/12 - Anne Frank’s birthday (on which she received her diary)

6/19 - National Garfield the Cat Day (strip is first published, 1978)


Read an Almanac Month

7/30 - National Paperback Book Day

7/31 - Harry Potter Day


8/9 - Book Lovers’ Day


Read a New Book Month

9/6 - Read a Book Day

9/22 - Dear Diary Day

Last week of September - Banned Books Week

Wednesday of Banned Books Week - Banned Websites Awareness Day


National Book Month

10/16 - Dictionary Day


International Games Day - 3rd Saturday of November


Read a New Book Month


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