Book Night in Zagreb

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World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event celebrated on April 23 and organized by the UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It was celebrated for the first time in 1995. 

The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Catalonia. Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés came up with the idea to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on this date. The date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Halldór Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla…

In 1996 the Croatian Parliament decided that Croatian Book Day would be celebrated on April 22, to honour Marko Marulić, who finished his seminal work Judita on April 22, 1501.
Various book-related events will take place around Croatia and some of the most interesting ones in Zagreb include a bike tour through libraries, a mobile library at Maksimir, discounts in various bookstores, workshops at the ZOO, book presentations, walks through Šenoa’s Zagreb, and much, much more, all of which can be found here.

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