2017 Book & Copyright Days

The official programme for the 2017 edition was presented on Monday, 10 April 2017 at Luxembourg's National Archives.

23-livres World Book & Copyright Day

The aim of this Day is to encourage everyone, particularly young people, to (re-)discover the pleasure of reading, and to understand the process behind the creation of texts and books, and the resulting copyright issues. The idea for this worldwide celebration goes back to a regional tradition in Catalonia, where the Festival of the Rose and the Book has been celebrated for more than 70 years; on 23 April each year, a rose is given to anyone buying a book.

Each year, an overall theme connected with books and reading is selected. The 2017 edition of the Book & Copyright Days is spread over seven days: from 23 to 29 April 2017, stakeholders in the book sector will be offering a wide range of activities and events for the general public and for school classes throughout the country.

There is an Internet site dedicated to the event (, which brings together all the important information about the day. 

"Books – future visions. Mam Buch an d'Zukunft"

The 2017 edition of the Book & Copyright Days will focus on the overall theme of "Books – future visions. Mam Buch an d’Zukunft"how do we perceive the future? How is it treated in writing?

A total of more than 50 public and school events are on offer this year. The 2017 Book & Copyright Days will include creative writing workshops, a talk on utopia and migration, book presentations, fun readings and games for children, Kamishibai theatre for the little ones, guided visits and educational workshops.

The Book & Copyright Days will be celebrating their tenth anniversary in the Grand Duchy

In 2017, the Grand Duchy's stakeholders in the book chain will be celebrating ten years of fruitful collaboration on the theme of books and reading. 

(Source: press release by the National Library)

  • Updated 14-04-2017