International Snailpapers Day is on April 7 and designed to celebrate newspapers. It is the brainchild of newspaper lover Dan Bloom of the I See By the Snailpapers blog Dan says International Snailpapers Day "will be an opportunity to pause for a moment, and, if not smell the roses, then at least inhale a little newsprint, before it's gone forever."
He asks: "What are your plans for the day? Main thing is this: pick up a print newspaper in whatever country we live in, buy it, read it, and then think about where we are headed, this newspaper culture we call LIFE!"
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