National Book Lovers’ Day harnesses all the excitement bibliophiles feel about books into one celebration on August 9th.
A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away.
Bibliophile – a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books.
Step back in time
- The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the book pages.
- The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
- The books were fitted with clasps or straps.
- Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
- Public libraries often chained the books to a shelf or a desk to prevent theft.
Along with several recent developments, book manufacturers use digital printing. Book pages are printed using toner rather than ink. As a result of digital printing, print-on-demand opens up a whole new realm of publishing. In this case, distributors don’t print the books until the customer places the order.
More and more, people read E-books. E-book (electronic book) refers to a book-length publication in digital form. They are usually available through the internet. However, they can also be found on CD-ROM and other systems. Read an E-book on a computer or via a portable book display device known as an e-book reader, such as a Reader, Nook or Kindle. — HT: National Calendar Days
I love to read and have ever since I was in 2ndor 3rdgrade. I have read thousands of books on many different subjects. Some books were boring while others were so exciting that you did not want to put them down until you finished the very last page.
As a realtor, part of my professional career choice involves reading. Information on real estate law can be boring, but reading upcoming changes that potentially help my clients is exciting.
Currently, we are working on putting together a program for the benefit of first time home buyers as well as veterans looking to use their VA benefits. This will be a free seminar held here in Cheyenne at the RE/MAX office in conjunction with other local businesses.
Reading books is not the only way to read though. A great realtor reads the eyes, body language, and expressions of his clients and customers. In just a few showings, I can normally tell whether a particular style will or will not work for you. In “reading” you, it helps me to better serve you and your family as you search for just the right home to buy that is part of your dreams.
Reading for Your Success,
Mark Escalera, MRP – Cheyenne Realtor
Sales Associate, Military Relocation Professional