It's National Book Month: Join the Celebration

Oct 18, 2010

What would education be without books? Whether you're a student, librarian or just a reading enthusiast, don't miss this celebration of National Book Month.

View popular schools

Read a Book!

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

The Beauty of a Book

Whether we're curling up with a good novel, 'hitting the books' to study or paging through a beautiful monograph, books provide us with an endless source of pleasure and information.

Every October, schools and libraries nationwide remind us of the importance of reading with National Book Month. Originally sponsored by the National Book Foundation (NBF), the event has become a decentralized celebration of the role of books in our lives.

The best way to celebrate National Book Month is to read, read, read. Other ways to share your passion for books include becoming a reading tutor, joining a reading group or checking out a local book festival. Here are just a few of the book fests happening nationwide this month:

  • Litquake in San Francisco, CA
  • Georgia Literary Festival in Statesboro, GA
  • River City Reading Festival in Lawrence, KS
  • Bangor Book Festival in Bangor, ME
  • Capital Book Fest in Lanham, MD
  • Boston Book Festival in Boston, MA
  • Twin Cities Book Festival in Minneapolis, MN
  • Montana Festival of the Book in Missoula, MT
  • Collingswood Book Festival in Collingswood, NJ
  • Santa Fe Antiquarian Book Show in Santa Fe, NM
  • Books by the Banks in Cincinnati, OH
  • Wordstock in Portland, OR
  • Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN
  • Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX
  • Utah Humanities Book Festival in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Battleboro Literary Festival in Battleboro, VT
  • Book 'Em: Buy a Book and Stop a Crook in Waynesboro, VA
  • Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair in Seattle, WA
  • West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston, WV
  • Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison, WI

Looking for something to read? How about celebrating your literary freedom by reading a banned book? Check out our lists of classic and free banned books.

College Book Club

Read With Friends

Did you know that it's also National Reading Group Month? Sponsored by the Women's National Book Association, the celebration encourages readers across the country to share their love of books.

Not sure where to find a book club? You can try websites like BookBuffet.com or Meetup.com, or go the old fashioned way and look for bulletin boards at local libraries and bookstores.

It can also be fun to start your own reading group. Pick a book you've been meaning to read, talk your friends into reading it too, schedule dinner parties for everyone reading the book - and voila! You have a book club.

If you're a student, you can also check with campus organizations or start an informal discussion group with classmates - you're already reading the same books, after all.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma or GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • MA in Communication
    • Master of Liberal Arts
    • MA in Science Writing
    • MS in Applied Economics
    • MS in Geographic Information Systems
    • MS in Bioinformatics

    What is your highest level of education?

    • BA: Criminal Justice
    • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
    • BA: Liberal Studies
    • BA: Psychology
    • BA: Psychology - General
    • BS: Computer Science
    • AA: Criminal Justice
    • AA: Liberal Arts
    • AA: Business Administration
    • AA: Information Technology
    • AA: Cybersecurity

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Master of Science in Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice Path, Executive Leader Specialization
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice Path
    • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
    • Master of Science in Legal Studies
    • MS in Psychology
    • MBA
    • Master of Public Health
    • MBA - Human Resources
    • BS in Liberal Studies
    • BS in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Investment Career Focus Area
    • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
    • BS in Nutrition Science
    • BSFIN in Accelerated MS Finance
    • AAS in Business Administration - Business
    • AAS in Legal Support and Services
    • AAS in Business Administration
    • AAS in Business Administration - Food & Hotel Management
    • AAS in Business Admin-Office Management
    • AAS in Criminal Justice
    • Medical Office Administration Certificate
    • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
    • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
    • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
    • Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Doctor of Business Administration - Management
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
    • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
    • MS in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
    • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
    • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
    • BS in Psychology
    • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    • BS in Early Childhood
    • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
    • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
    • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
    • MA in Education and Human Development in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services
    • MA in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
    • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Administration
    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Educaiton
    • RN to BSN

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Master of Science in Finance
    • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
    • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

    What is your highest level of education completed?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?