Today is the World Book and Copyright Day designated for celebration by UNESCO. By paying world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, UNESCO hopes to promote reading, publishing and protection of intellectual property through copyright. The day was celebrated for the first time in 1996 in recognition of the key role of reading, books and authors. This is a celebration of all authors of books, readers of books, publishers, booksellers, librarians.
The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia, where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, traditionally men give a rose to their lovers, and they in return give them a book. On that day, Spaniards pay tribute to the writer Miguel de Cervantes who died on that date. This is also a memorable date associated with other prominent authors such as Shakespeare, Maurice Druon, Vladimir Nabokov, William Wordsworth, Pamela Travers, Manuel Vallejo and others.
Some interesting facts about the Library and publishing work at MU-Varna:
- e library of MU-Varna has the richest collection of medical literature in the Northeastern region of Bulgaria
- The library book collection includes more than 140 000 books, monographs, textbooks
- The oldest book in the library of MU-Varna dates back to 1
- The biggest book is the Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery, containing 714 pages of painted illustrations and weighing more than 6 kg
- The library of MU-Varna is one of the few libraries in the country which has a reader place, equipped with special software for reading books by visually impaired people
- Since the beginning of the year the publishing department of MU-Varna has printed more than 20 books and textbooks
- MU-Varna is the only publisher in the country which has developed and has been using an online system for publishing scientific periodicals.
f the World Book and Copyright Day, wishing them to read and apply successfully what they have read in their profess
By the way, do you know the history of the book and which the oldest books in the world are?