World Book Day 2020: Read these free e-books on the occasion of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

Today is the day devoted to bibliophiles all over. World Book Day is held on April 23 each year. It represents the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth and death along with the anniversary of the death of other famous literary personalities such as Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de Ia Vega. International Book Day is celebrated across the world by people belonging to all the ethnicity, countries, and cultural backgrounds.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 12:22 IST

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A Day for Bibliophiles

This year World Book Day themes are 'Reading in all its forms', 'Development of the book industry infrastructure', 'Inclusiveness and digital accessibility, and 'Empowerment of children through reading.'  We observe World Book Day with great excitement every year but now that the planet is dealing with COVID-19, we are forced to sit at home. Yet you just don't have to be down. While today you can't go to your local book shop, you will certainly have free access to a large selection of home books. 

Yeah, you heard it right. Amazon has provided free access to several genuinely famous books penned by foreign writers on their platform on the occasion of the World Book Day 2020. You will head to Kindle Unlimited Book and read the award-winning books free of charge. The list of such books is provided here.

  • The First Mrs. Rothschild - by Sara Aharoni

  • The Price of Paradise- by Susana Löpez Rubio

  • Along the Tapajos - by Fernando Vilela

  • Your Perfect Year - by Charlotte Lucas

  • Life- by Lu Yao

  • The Man Who Played With Fire - by Jan Stocklassa

  • Hard Rain- by Irma Venter

  • The Girl In The Tree - by Sebnem Iiigüzel

  • Out Of The Silence - by Eduardo Strauch

Notably, you are normally paying with e-books but Amazon offers them free to mark the day on this World Book Day. Audio versions of the books are still accessible on the web but you need to sign up for the book to use them.

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