Book, dear friend
As it passed the mid-point there was evidence that International Book Year was catching hold all over the world. Upwards of 100 countries were carrying out national plans. Publishers, authors, librarians, booksellers and their national and international organizations were united in unprecedented fashion behind the objectives of the Year. Trade unions, welfare groups, churches and youth organizations were enlisting their members in special book activities. Press, radio and television were focussed on books. Mail pouring in to the Unesco Secretariat signalled a great groundswell of public support. What are the main issues of International Book Year?