While the origins of National Book Lovers Day are shrouded in mystery, the observation guidelines are pretty clear. On August 9, bookworms across the world take a moment to emerge from behind their book covers, log onto social media and talk all things ~literary.~ Wanna join them? Here's how to celebrate #BookLoversDay, according to Twitter.
The national book holiday has caught on in recent years, with the accompanying hashtag #BookLoversDay trending on Twitter and garnering hundreds of thousands of tweets. And the popularity of such a simply, straightforward "holiday" - there are no major campaigns, no observation rules - speaks to the sense of community books inspire within us. Because there's nothing better than discovering a story, diving deep into someone else's words, coming up for air a new person - and then finding other people who experienced the exact same transformation.
The world may feel deeply overwhelming and problems too severe and too painful to solve. But communication between one another, understanding how other people live and think and feel, is at the core of solving so many issues. And books, in their wildly diverse glory, are a great start. So let's celebrate how much we love to celebrate #BookLoversDay - and celebrate by picking up a book, opening the front cover and starting anew.