Read a Book Day - September 6
Fri, Sep 6, 2024

Read a Book Day

Read a Book Day is a great excuse to spend the entire day with your favorite book. Immerse yourself in the world of fantasy and adventure, visiting imaginary worlds. Feel how the stories told on the pages of books override the noise of the real world and the constant stream broadcast by the media.


Many believe Read a Book Day originated in America, but its exact origin is still unknown. One thing is clear: millions of people eagerly await September 6 to escape everyday affairs and worries and plunge into fictional stories. According to statistics, more than 80% of Americans believe reading is greatly beneficial, yet they cannot devote enough time to this hobby. If you have a list of books to read, stop putting it off until later and start reading now.

Interesting Facts

  • The first book clubs appeared in the 17th century when women actively studied the Bible.
  • Reading became widely popular largely due to the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, which has been active since 1996.
  • Due to busy schedules, about 75% of Americans only manage to read one book a year.
  • Approximately 675 million books are purchased annually in America.

How to Take Part

Download an e-reading app on your phone or tablet so you can spend more time on your favorite hobby. Plan your day to include at least 30 minutes for reading. Volunteer at your local library to help the organization and gain access to a vast collection of books.

When is Read a Book Day celebrated in 2024?

Read a Book Day is observed on September 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 6 2024
Saturday September 6 2025
Sunday September 6 2026
Tuesday September 6 2027
Wednesday September 6 2028
Thursday September 6 2029

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