In 1995, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared every April 23 to be World Book Day, and encouraged us to celebrate by reading. The date was chosen as the anniversary of the deaths of both Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. However, in actuality neither man actually died on that date -- they only appeared to thanks to calendar discrepancies.
Nonetheless, we love books here at Rocks Off, and so do many of the great bands in the world. Sometimes they love them enough to name a whole album after their favorite.