Today, April 23rd is the World Book and Copyright Day, an opportunity to recognize the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books.
"Books are invaluable platforms for freedom of expression and the free flow of information – these are essential for all societies today. The future of the book as a cultural object is inseparable from the role of culture in promoting more inclusive and sustainable pathways to development."
[extract of the message from Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day]
To read the full message and see all the worlwide initiatives visit the UNESCO website.
Meccanotecnica, as a leading company in Book Finishing Equipment, fully endorses this message. We believe that books, especially thread sewn books, with their intrinsic durability and lay-flat readability, should be promoted and used to spread knowledge and culture, particularly towards young people, the new generations.