National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. National Read a Book Day invites us to grab a book and spend the day reading. Reading is not only fun, but it has many benefits including improving memory and concentration and reducing stress. Reading is also inexpensive entertainment. Older adults who spend time reading tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime. And it’s never too late to get in the habit. So grab a book and get at it.