At Overcup Press we really enjoy celebrating any day that promotes reading and writing. It just so happens that November 1st--in addition to being Day of the Dead--is National Author’s Day and National Family Literacy Day. With the weather turning colder and the holiday season upon us, we can’t think of a better way to spend a day than curled up with a good book and your favorite people.

To get started, here’s a little history behind these two days. National Author’s Day was started in 1928 by Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club as a way to celebrate and thank American authors. In 1949 the United States Department of Commerce recognized the day as well. To celebrate National Author’s Day, pick up a new book, send a note to your favorite authors email or social media page, and then use the hashtag #NationalAuthorsDay to show the love to everyone.

National Family Literacy Day--also called National Literacy Day--began in 1994 and begins the month-long celebration of National Literacy Month. Starting November 1, schools, libraries, and other literacy organizations will hold events across the country. Check your local library website to find yours. Celebrate #FamilyLiteracyDay with your family--related or not--and read a book together.

We want to see your pics on these days of all things books and reading! Tag @overcupbooks and show us which of our books you are enjoying right now!

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