‘The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every 23rd of April, a symbolic date in remembrance of the deaths of two major authors: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. By celebrating this Day, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of copyright. It also seeks to encourage everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.’ UNESCO

Three years ago, on World Book and Copyright day, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became Sub-Sahara Africa’s first World Book Capital.

Rainbow Book Club successfully managed this project on behalf of the Rivers State government. For details visit