“World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a year to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations.
“23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.”
Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).
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Source: 1992-2023 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services
Source: 2009-2023 Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)
Source: 2006-2023 Quarterly Services Survey (QSS)
Source: 2018-2021 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).
Source: 1978-2020 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS).
Source: 2019 Nonemployer Statistics (NES).
Source: 2017 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.
Source: 2017 Economic Census.
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