It's August 9, a day for bibliophiles as it’s their day; National Book Lovers Day!
Bibliophile – a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books.
Google has counted the total number of books in the world arriving at a total of 129,864,880. Google have counted what they consider to be every single book in the world, amounting to a staggering total of 129,864,880.
National Book Lovers Day encourages us to find our favorite reading place, a good book out of the millions of choices and read the day away. Old school hardback, paperback, leather bound or on your iPad or Kindle reading is a good thing.
The earliest history of books actually predates what would conventionally be called "books" today and begins with tablets, scrolls, and sheets of Papyrus. Then hand-bound, expensive, and elaborate books, called codices, appeared. These gave way to press-printed volumes and eventually lead to the mass printed tomes prevalent today. Contemporary books may even have no physical presence with the advent of the e-book and read on your iPad, Kindle or even phone.
Books have come a long way but the importance of literature as an art form continues to grow. Due to self publishing there are more books and authors than anytime in history.
It would take someone 60,000 years to read all the books in the world already in print.
So today find a great book and let's get to reading.
Contributed by: Chris Edwards Napa August 2017