National Book Week 2012
1 August 2012
NATIONAL BOOK WEEK 2012
National Book Week will be celebrated from 3 - 8 September 2012 across the
country. Schools, libraries, municipalities and provinces will all be hosting
diverse activities to highlight the fun of reading and books.
With its call to action of “Read a Book, Share a Book”, this South African
Book Development Council (SABDC) initiative, in association with the
Department of Arts and Culture, aims to promote the joy of reading among
South Africans of all ages.
The main event will be hosted in the Eastern Cape this year from the 6 - 8
September in Port Elizabeth (now known as Nelson Mandela Bay). The event
will take place at the Red Location Precinct in New Brighton.
The Book Industry and the general public are urged to help foster a love of
reading among all South Africans, contributing to a higher level of literacy
while opening up new worlds and possibilities with the power of the written
The textbook crisis is very topical and National Book Week offers an ideal
opportunity to demonstrate the value of the South African Book Sector in
developing our country. It is an opportunity for us to engage with the public
and show our commitment to increasing reading and accessibility to books,
while at the same time creating awareness of our indispensible role in society.
National Book Week is fast becoming a premier reading event and a
corporate social investment tool for the book sector.