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--euyyn 00:14, 15 May 2007 (UTC) To World Book Day. I've never heard of this title before. Skinnyweed 02:38, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Do not move. Although the term World Book Day is used, the official name is World Book and Copyright Day, as per the UNESCO site.— Grstain 14:44, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
When did the copyright part get added? Has it anyrelation with piracy or something? --euyyn 00:14, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

1 March[edit] says 1st March (2007). What's all that about? —Pengo talk · contribs 12:46, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

The UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is on April 23. In the UK and Ireland, publishers and booksellers have organized a "World Book Day" that has no organizational connection to the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. See here--
I corrected the dates on the page referring to the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day and uploaded the offical poster from 2011.
ClassicalBookworm (talk) 19:09, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 03:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Use of the WBD logo does constitute fair use, since it belongs to the UK World Book Day text and has been released for web use. But perhaps the person who uploaded it just didn't add the relevant info. However, it would be more appropriate to use the current (2008) logo. And the body text for UK world book Day (6 March 2008) needs updating and correcting. If I have time I'll get that started later today or tomorrow. The book list also needs updating.--Plad2 (talk) 17:00, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

I have now deleted the 2006 logo and added a version of the 2008 logo. I believe this constitutes fair use. WBD is a nationwide initiative to promote the pleasure of reading and the information about WBD and the logo are widely disseminated to provide the greatest possible awareness of the initiative.--Plad2 (talk) 14:46, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Create new page for WBD UK?[edit]

There is an argument for a separate page for World Book Day UK as it is a very different concept to the UNESCO WBD and Copyright Day. WBD UK was inspired by the UNESCO initiative but has become a nationwide promotion linking booksellers, publishers, teachers, librarians, all centred around the distribution of £1 tokens free to every Primary school aged children.

World Book Day UK is a registered charity with specific aims to promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading. I'll find the details and do some editing later.

There are two linked adult promotions during WBD UK Quick Reads the promotion of short specially written books for adult emergent readers and Spread The Word, which is designed to get adults talking aboiut books which might have been missed by publishers' hype and retailers promotions. All three initiatives will be highlighted in the British media this coming week.--Plad2 (talk) 15:03, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

NB, I'm still editing this page --Plad2 (talk) 14:46, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

UK Section[edit]

I've removed under construction sign as I've added as much as I can to date.--Plad2 (talk) 20:49, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

it's in English

Percy Jackson[edit]

is it The Last Olympian or The Sword of Hades? Firio (talk) 18:32, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

About the logo, again[edit]

The present logo is confusing and intended for a different event. This (incidentally out-of-date) logo is for the UK WBD, not the World Book and Copyright Day. I believe the logo should be removed and logo for the correct event (if available) should be added it. --Leigh 17:32, 25 April 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leigh Lundin (talkcontribs)

I replaced the UK/Ireland "World Book Day" logo with the latest UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day poster. I'll update it when the 2012 poster comes out in April.ClassicalBookworm (talk) 11:05, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

List of Books[edit]

Hi, what this article really lacks is a list of all the book day books. This revision from 2008 was the last one to have at least a partial list. Maybe a new list can be added in a seperate article. There seems to be no full list on the web yet. -- (talk) 07:25, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

world book day ideas[edit]

alice and wonderland cinderella belle sleeping beauty mad hatter white rabbit snow white one of the seven dwarfs — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:38, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

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Catalonia is not a country...[edit]

Catalonia is not a´s a fact, but actually the "San Jordy" Celebration is as much important as WBC-Day, so i´m including this section in "Spain". Thanks a lot.Albertojuanse (talk) 19:20, 22 April 2012


The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved -- JHunterJ (talk) 17:01, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

World Book and Copyright DayWorld Book Day – I think there is a merit in resuscitating the earlier concern. From what I see UNESCO did not explicitly write anywhere that only World Book and Copyright Day name should be used. The UNESCO website uses the World Book Day name as well: [1], [2], [3]). The official website of the event is called World Book Day and that name appears to be more common in the net (over 2 billion results vs 727 mln, the same in books: over 17 mln vs 201,000). That satisfies WP:COMMONNAME's suggestions. Brandmeistertalk 19:30, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Copyright Day[edit]

How official is this part of the name? This could use discussion in text. (Yuck). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:08, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Changes to the article[edit]

I changed the date format from 23 April to April 23 and the spelling "organised" to "organized" because it is not until the second paragraph of the leder when the article mentions the United Kingdom. I know I did this without consulting anyone here, but I felt that, as the Wikimedia Foundation has its headquarters in the US, it is best to stick to American spellings until another country is mentioned and only then switch to that country's spelling and date format. --Fandelasketchup (talk) 09:22, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

The correct thing to do is: If it is an American topic - use American English. If it is an English/British topic - use UK English. If it is either - then stick to whatever the article started as; if it was UK English - continue as such; if it was American - stick to that. Capturts (talk) 19:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Confusion in Title and Date[edit] is lists "World Book Day" as the 5th of March whereas this article lists "World Book (and copyright) Day" as the 23rd April. If I understand correctly, these are different. Could something be added or changed to make this more obvious. Capturts (talk) 19:56, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Date of Cervantes' death[edit]

An anon ip editor made this edit, to Miguel de Cervantes, with the edit summary "I corrected the date of his death. Both Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same day, month, and year; it is the reason why the World Book Day is April 23rd because the two greatest writers of the English and the Spanish language died on the same day...)" and adding this:

"Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. To honor this, UNESCO established 23 April as the International Day of the Book.[1] However, these dates refer to different days: Spain had adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1582, but England was still using the Julian calendar. Shakespeare's death on 23 April 1616 (Julian) was equivalent to 3 May 1616 (Gregorian). This was 10 days after Cervantes was buried and 11 days after he died."

Is this correct? Martinevans123 (talk) 15:08, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

The same appears in an article about Julio Crespo MacLennan, director of the London branch of the Instituto Cervantes, on page 11 of today's The Times: "For those in England still using the Julian Calendar in 1616, Cervantes' date of death would have been noted as April 13, not April 23." Martinevans123 (talk) 19:51, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


  1. ^ "World Book and Copyright Day". United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Retrieved 9 April 2013.