April 23 World Book Day and Copyright Day- World Book Capital 2022 &2023

World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by UNESCO(the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.

 On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day (April 23), UNESCO along with the advisory committee from the major sectors of the book industry, select the World Book Capital for one year. Each designated World Book Capital City carries out a program of activities to celebrate and promote books and reading. Madrid was the first WBC city in 2001.

The World Book Capital (Year)
  • Madrid 2001
  • Alexandria 2002
  • New Delhi 2003
  • Antwerp 2004
  • Montreal 2005
  • Turin 2006
  • Bogota 2007
  • Amsterdam 2008
  • Beirut 2009
  • Ljubljana 2010
  • Buenos Aires 2011
  • Yerevan 2012
  • Bangkok 2013
  • Port Harcourt 2014
  • Incheon 2015
  • Wroclaw 2016
  • Conakry 2017
  • Athens 2018
  • Sharjah 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur 2020
  • Tbilisi 2021
  • Guadalajara 2022
  • Accra 2023

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