Hey there, booklover! We’re compiling a list of our absolute favorite bookish holidays, so mark your calendar and celebrate with us.
Library Lovers Day: February 14
Don’t have a valentine? Wrong! You absolutely do have a valentine, and it’s your local library! Head down there, check out a book, and get reading!
National Children’s Book Day: April 2
This list would not be complete without a holiday dedicated especially to children’s books. We absolutely love kids’ books here at Wildling, and we plan on reading our favorites on April 2—we hope you do too.
D.E.A.R.: Drop Everything and Read Day: April 12
We’re all about a holiday that gives us an excuse to ignore our responsibilities and read instead. We also love celebrating the birthday of the fabulous, wonderful, incredible Beverly Cleary!
National Get Caught Reading Month: May
Wow, have we gotten caught reading in some weird places? You bet we have! And it’s pretty comforting to know there’s a whole month dedicated to something we do on the regular.
Rainbow Book Month™: June
We love celebrating Pride Month in all the ways, and of course that includes the bookish variety! The month of June is dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ authors and the stories that reflect the lives and experiences our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual community.
Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month: September
Hi, uh, yes. This is a completely objective choice. Obviously.
National Read a Book Day: September 6
We were debating making this day an employee holiday—thing is, we’d probably be reading a book if we were working anyway! Occupational hazard, but at least we’re celebrating!
National Novel Writing Month: November
NaNoWriMo—you know the drill! The goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel over the course of November. Will you be participating?
National Authors Day: November 1
We’ll take any excuse to celebrate our favorite people: authors! Wow, y’all are awesome, and have we mentioned you’re looking great today?
Jólabókaflóðið: December 24
It’s the Icelandic Christmas Book Flood, and we absolutely love this tradition. It is customary for every person in Iceland to receive at least one book on Christmas Eve. Just settle in with a cup of hot cocoa and read till you fall asleep!
Whether you choose to observe these holidays by reading, writing, or both, we can’t wait to celebrate with you all year long!
written by Grace Ball
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