There are four skills considered essential for learning language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Of course, without language, you couldn’t have culture.  Language is considered a basic element of humanity, believe it or not.  Isn’t that all the more reason to celebrate literature – the art of reading and writing?

J.M. Northup loves how said it: “Books help us understand each other, feel less alone, and put our complex emotions into words.”

Every August 9th is a day for bibliophiles.  No one remembers how, why, or who began this celebration, but aren’t we glad they did?

Whether you are headed to the bookstore or library to observe this fun day, or pulling a novel from your shelves or downloading an ebook on your favorite reading device, enjoy yourself.

Here are some titles you might find interesting: