The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on 23 April each year to commemorate the death of Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Garcilaso de la Vega.
Since 2001, UNESCO has nominated a World Book Capital, selected in recognition of its focus on cultural services and education.
This year, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was chosen for its efforts to make reading and education accessible to all. Its commitment focused on four areas: reading in all its forms, developing the infrastructure of the book industry, digital inclusiveness, and empowering children through reading.
And what about Italy? The Italian National Commission for Unesco has drawn up a list of books set in the 20 regions of Italy.