Is there anything better than cozying up with a good book? Reading is one of the best ways to relax, learn all new things and be transported to another world. It’s no wonder then that an entire day is dedicated to book lovers everywhere.
According to the National Day Calendar, National Book Lovers Day is celebrated each year on Aug. 9 and “encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away.” Books have come a long way over the years: from parchment to iPads and typewriters to laptops. One thing, however, remains the same: they all tell a story.
Social media marked the occasion by sharing the books they’re currently reading, including “Behold the Dreamers,” “The Underground Railroad,” “The Girls of Atomic City” and more. Others shared their favorite passages from classic books while many envisioned the perfect library—with towering bookshelves and endless opportunities to explore.
See how social media is celebrating National Book Lovers Day below:
Social Media Celebrates #BookLoversDay with Quotes And Recommendations
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R Martin
— Dil (@Asamsakti) August 9, 2017
For anyone who's never given reading a try, just try and pick up a book. I promise there's a book for everyone!
— Adam Buongiovanni (@AdamBongo) August 9, 2017
— potterhead 9¾ (@potterhead9_34) August 9, 2017
— Sarantos (@SarantosMelogia) August 9, 2017
I miss being ten. That was when I was old enough to start walking to the library by myself during the summer.
— Eileen James (@eileenmjames1) August 9, 2017
It's #BookLoversDay! Remember that books, unlike people, often end satisfactorily, don't leave you and usually have wizards.
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) August 9, 2017
"I want leisure to read—an immense amount." F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Offshore Pirate #BookLoversDay
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (@F_ScottFitz) August 9, 2017
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 9, 2017
Everyday is #BookLoversDay. Amateurs.
— Jen (@JenReadsRomance) August 9, 2017
Books are the most effective way of inspiring new ideas. Taking you to a different world and bringing you back a new person.#BookLoversDay
— Isha (@Ishafantasy) August 9, 2017
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 9, 2017
Happy #BookLoversDay to all who still appreciate that there is nothing better than reading something you really love.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) August 9, 2017
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) August 9, 2017
What are your currently reading? What’s your favorite book? How are you celebrating Book Lovers Day? Sound off in the comments section below!