World Book Day this year falls on 1 March, St David’s Day, and to note the double celebration the Welsh Books Council and publishers in Wales have joined forces to offer great discounts on many books.
There is a wide choice of books from Wales available at a special price – books for children and adults, in both Welsh and English. The titles include something that will appeal to everyone, including books on sport, history, food, the environment and fiction.
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The event in Wales sees thousands of children mark the day by taking part in reading activities and events, bringing their favourite book to school or dressing up as their favourite book characters. As well as celebrating reading, the day also highlights the importance of reading as an essential life-skill.
Delyth Humphreys, the World Book Day Co-ordinator for Wales, said "World Book Day celebrates the importance of reading; from books and magazines to newspapers and the internet, reading is a vital life-skill that affects our every-day lives. This year, we are delighted that World Book Day falls on St David’s Day, so what better way of celebrating both occasions than by buying a book as a gift – either for a special someone or as a treat for yourself?"
Why not join in the celebrations and give someone the gift of a book? A wide range of books are available at wonderful prices. These discounts will be available from 13 February until 3 March to celebrate World Book Day, which falls on Thursday 1 March. To grab yourself a bargain, go to your nearest bookshop or click on www.gwales.com.