World Book and Copyright Day

23 April 2024

World Book and Copyright Day

The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated annually on 23 April.

This day was proclaimed at the 28th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1995.


The purpose of this day is to promote reading and copyright protection. It also highlights the importance of books as a basic element of education and the progress of a society.


The Hat Museum highlights the novel "Unhas Negras" of the Sanjoanense writer João da Silva Correia, which tells the hard life of the workers of the hat industry in the early twentieth century.


In those damn machines, you put the rabbits still alive on one side, and ready-made hats on the other. But if by chance the work brings defect, there is no greater difficulty. Return the rabbits to the gear, and she restores the rabbits, alive again!

Unhas Negras


The book is for sale in the museum shop.