|National Book Week|
National Book Week 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa (25 July, 2013) – Promoting and sharing the joy of reading books lies at the core of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC), in association with the Department of Arts and Culture, as they announce National Book Week 2013 (NBW), which is to be celebrated nationwide from 2-7 September 2013.
Reading statistics report that only 14% of the South African population are active book readers, and a mere 5% of parents read to their children. National Book Week is an important initiative in encouraging the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle.