Snuggle Up with a Book: Celebrate Authors and Reading

By Julie Swearingen
Posted in Overcup Press, on October 30, 2017

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!