Button/Badge bought at The British Library
Happy World Book Day to all our fellow ‘Nushkas and Mini-Nushkas!
It’s no secret that we are major bibliophiles, so an international day devoted to celebrating books and honouring the art of reading definitely brings out our most passionate selves. We will use it to reaffirm our commitment to diverse books, passing on our love of the written word to our children and making more time for the literature we collect but which, sadly, is often left unread amidst the whirlwind of life. How will you be spending this day? Dressing up with your kiddos as a beloved storybook character (like they do here in the UK), checking out some #readingquotes on social media or perhaps revisiting a favourite story?
A book can be a friend, a teacher, a challenge, an escape or all of these at once. No matter how you view them, books connect us to ourselves and to others, in ways both knowable and mysterious – so whether you have an entire evening, a bedtime cuddle or just a few spare minutes here or there, keep on reading on. This day is for you.
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”