The United Nations explains that "23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. With this in mind, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day."
Celebrate by reading books. Yes, the WCC Library still has those!
You can find our physical book collection on the second floor of the library organized by subject, including fiction that is connected to WCC courses.
We also have a Good Reads collection on the main floor near the elevator that is largely made up of donations.
To search our books, visit OneSearch. Enter a search term, then choose "Available in the Library" from the options to the left of the search results.
If you're looking for eBooks, you can also use OneSearch, or go directly to EBSCO eBooks.