Today is World Book and Copyright Day. World Book and Copyright Day was proclaimed at the 28th session of UNESCO on November 15, 1995 in Paris. 23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.
World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
This significant date is celebrated in the Republic of Azerbaijan since 1997.
On the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day, a virtual exhibition entitled "April 23 - World Book and Copyright Day" has been prepared by the staff of the National Library. The virtual exhibition features photos, books and articles on the topic.
For more information about the virtual exhibition, please click on the link below: http://anl.az/el/vsb/Umumdunya_Kitab_ve_Muelliflik_Huququ_Gunu/index.htm