it was just books. Nowadays, along with TV and radio, there are all sorts of ways of keeping and distributing the vast amount of facts and fiction available.
Books still survive, and are celebrated in the various book days, weeks and reading events/festivals held annually. For schools, the timing of such events might depend upon curriculum timetable plans, but typically, in this country, Book Days have been held around April 23rd, the anniversary of the great British writer William Shakespeare.
A World Book Day is also usually held around early March - this year (2022) it was on the 3rd, and celebrations involve the distribution of free books and book tokens as well as other events and activities. It is also possible that some schools may combine Book Day with other events such as Comic Relief.(18th March ) or alternatively other fundraising in connection with the Ukraine Relief efforts. For this reason the Book Week page will run for most of March.
Below, we provide flip-book overviews (which may take a few moments to load), and a subsequent selection of outfits available for book characters, some to hire, some to buy.