UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day in 1995 with first celebration coming on 23rd April 1996. Why this particular date? On this date in 1616 three great writers - Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega - all died.

As current Director General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay stated: "In these turbulent times, books embody the diversity of human ingenuity, giving shape to the wealth of human experience, expressing the search for meaning and expression we all share, that drive all societies forward. Books help weave humanity together as a single family, holding a past in common, a history and heritage, to craft a destiny that is shared, where all voices are heard in the great chorus of human aspiration." (source: )

The resolution on proclamation of the World Book and Copyright Day underlines that historically books have been the most powerful factor in the dissemination of knowledge and the most effective means of preserving it. The Resolution also calls for the organization of events such as book fairs and exhibitions on this day.

We in respect this tradition and want to share with you one of our art and cultural heritage law book shelfs (on the preview). You are welcome to share your beloved or desired books on art, culture or law in the comments, so that we can exchange the opinions! :)


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