by Lauren Davidson
April 23 is designated by UNESCO as World Book Day to honor and promote the value of reading, publishing and copyright. The day is commemorated in a variety of ways around the globe: There are book fairs in Frankfurt and Hong Kong and panel discussions and lectures in New Delhi and Quebec. Taking its cue from the many Spanish-speaking countries that recognize Día del Libro with a two-day read-a-thon, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese organized a continuous reading of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Bosler Hall and in the Waidner-Spahr Library, students and faculty members read aloud from the work in several languages.
View a Facebook album of photos from the event.
Published April 23, 2014