Friday, January 6, 2017

Honorary Days For Books & Words In 2017

It’s a brand new year and it’s time to look at the honorary days and special weeks and months that 2017 will see celebrated as it relates to books and related intellectual pursuits.  Perhaps you’ll celebrate these dates:

National Braille Literacy Month
Universal Letter Writing Week Jan 8-14
National Bible Week Jan 8-14
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week Jan 31-Feb 6
National Trivia Day Jan. 4
National Winnie the Pooh Day Jan 18
National Puzzle Day Jan 29

Creative Romance Month
National Library Lovers Month
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb. 26

National Ghostwriters Week Mar 1-7
National Words Matter Week Mar. 6-12
Read An Ebook Week Mar. 6-12

National Poetry Month
National Library Week April 10-15
National School Librarian Day Apr. 4
National Encourage A Young Writer Day Apr. 10
National Library Workers Day Apr. 11
National Bookmobile Day April 2
National Scrabble Day Apr. 13
National Support Teen Literature Day Apr. 13
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day Apr. 23
International Children’s Book Day Apr. 2
World Book and Copyright Day Apr. 23
English Language Day Apr. 23

Children’s Book Week (First full week starting Mon)
Reading Is Fun Week (Second Full Week)
World Press Freedom Day May 3
National Limerick Day May 12
National Biographers Day May 16
World Telecommunications and Information Society Day May 17

International Children’s Day June 1
National Higher Education Day June 6
National Ballpoint Pen Day June 10

National Independent Retailer Month
Freedom Week July 4-10

National Book Lovers Day Aug. 9
Banned Books Week (Last Week)

Read A Book Day Sept. 6
International Literacy Day Sept. 8
Diary Day Sept. 22
National Comic Book Day Sept. 25

National Reading Group Month
Freedom of Speech Week (Third Full Week)
Fun Read Week Oct. 16-22
National Dictionary Day Oct. 16
Black Poetry Day Oct. 17

National Life Writing Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Young Reader’s Week (Second Week)
National Book Awards Week Nov. 14-20
International Bible Week (Sun before Thanksgiving)
National Authors Day Nov. 1

Dewey Decimal System Day Dec. 10
Nobel Prize Day Dec. 10
Crossword Puzzle Day Dec. 21

All-New 2017 Book Marketing & PR Toolkit 

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog 2017©. Born and raised in Brooklyn, now resides in Westchester. Named one of the best book marketing blogs by Book Baby 

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