National Book Lovers Day celebrated August 9th

(WTNH) — You might want to put those laptops and smartphones aside.

Wednesday is National Book Lovers Day!

Here are some interesting tidbits about the history of books.

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Long before the day when people could get e-books on Kindles and Nooks, books first used calf skin or parchment for pages.

Original book covers were created with wood and usually leather-covered.

So, to celebrate, maybe grab a favorite book from the shelf of your local library and escape for a couple of hours.

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