Book Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day is August 9

Book Lovers Day is an unofficial holiday where bibliophiles around the country celebrate their love of books. The holiday's origin is unknown but Google reports that searches for this holiday first started in 2004. But it wasn't until 2012 that Book Lovers Day was officially announced as August 9.

How Can You Celebrate Book Lovers Day?

  1. Read a book - This may seem obvious but the best way to celebrate books is by reading one. To be clear, reading includes listening to an audiobook, reading a graphic novel, perusing a magazine or newspaper or scrolling through an eBook. 
  2. Visit your local library - Come visit Arapahoe Libraries at one of our many locations. See our full list of locations and hours.
  3. Visit an independent bookstore - Colorado is lucky enough to have a plethora of local, indie bookstores where you can simultaneously pick up a new book and support a local business.
  4. Share a book with someone - Recommend your favorite book to a friend or family member. There's nothing quite like sharing your favorite story with someone.
  5. Write a review - You can write a review on Goodreads, Amazon or even through your library account to let others know what you enjoyed about your latest read. 
  6. Join a book club - Arapahoe Libraries has so many book clubs that you can join to find readers who enjoy the same genres that you do.

Recommendations From Your Favorite Library

To unite us book lovers, our staff members have created a few lists to celebrate all things books. Check them out below to find something to read or watch. Fall in love with books all over again with these recommendations.

Fiction Books About Books

A collection of adult fiction books about all things literary.

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Nonfiction Books About Books

A list of books about libraries, bookstores, and other literary staples in history.

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Young Adult Books About Books

A curated list of YA novels all about books and bookish things.

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Middle Grade Books About Books

Get lost in a book about books with these stories written for ages 8-12.

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Picture Books About Books

Turn your kiddo into a book lover early with these lovely picture books about books.

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Movies For Book Lovers

See your favorite book lovers on the screen with this list of movies about books.

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