25 Literary Holidays to Indulge Your Inner Bookworm This Winter

I had so much fun celebrating Hobbit Day last year that my curiosity was piqued.

I thought, What other literary holidays are out there to be discovered?

In case you are curious about the same, I decided to search high and low for the best of the best (according to yours truly). Below are my top 25 Literary Holidays to Indulge Your Inner Bookworm this Winter. (And yes! I'll be sharing more throughout the year. Make sure you don't miss a single one by signing up below.)

BONUS: Check out my TOP 10 Literary Holidays to Celebrate this Winter (and ideas for celebrating them, too!) during Pretty Literate Live on Sunday, January 23rd, at 5pm Central here, or catch the replay on Pretty Literate's YouTube Channel here after Monday, 1/24/22.

2nd - National Science Fiction Day (AKA Issac Asimov's birthday)

3rd - J.R.R.Tolkien's birthday

12th - Jack London's birthday

12th - Poetry at Work Day

18th - A.A. Milne's birthday (AKA Winnie the Pooh Day)

26th - Library Shelfie Day (4th Wed. in January)

27th - Lewis Carroll's birthday

28th - Pride & Prejudice published

29th - The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe was published


National Library Lover's Month

2nd - World Read-Aloud Day

5th - Take your child to the Library Day

7th - Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday

7th - Charles Dickens' birthday

9th - Read in the Bathtub Day

14th - International Book Giving Day

14th - Library Lover's Day

27th - John Steinbeck's birthday


Paws to Read Month (a celebration of reading dog programs)

Return borrowed books week (first full week in March)

2nd - Dr. Seuss' birthday (AKA Read Across America Day)

6th-12th - National Read an e-Book Week

15th - Ides of March

21st - World Poetry Day

25th - National Tolkien Reading Day

Which literary holidays are you going to be celebrating this winter? Which literary holidays would you add to the list?

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1 comment

  • How fun to have all of these reasons to celebrate with books! I’m looking forward to Jan 26 when I will deluge my social media and texts to friends with all things P&P!!

    Lynda A

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