National Read a Book Day Date in the current year: September 6, 2024

National Read a Book Day National Read a Book Day is celebrated on September 6. Although the holiday originated in the United States, just like many other unofficial “national days”, it is celebrated by book lovers around the world.

Although the origins of National Read a Book Day are unclear, it was probably invented by a librarian, a bookseller or a bibliophile who wanted to encourage youngsters to read more. On this day, lots of people pick up a book and immerse themselves in it. In today’s world that is so busy and loud, National Read a Book Day is a perfect occasion to take a break and decompress.

On National Read a Book Day, many libraries and bookstores organize special events for book lovers of all ages. But if you’re not in the mood to attend any events, you still can celebrate National Read a Book Day. Just pick a book and start reading! You can re-read an old favorite or read a new book that you have always been meaning to read – anything counts! You don’t have to read a whole book, just take the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with a good book.

According to research, frequent readers tend to have lower stress levels than people who don’t read much. Besides, reading improves memory and stimulates brain activity. So celebrating National Read a Book Day can be really good for your mind, body and soul.

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