Today is 1st March 2012 and it's World Book Day. What is World Book Day? To quote from their website:
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
To find out more visit the World Book Day website at http://www.worldbookday.com/about/