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Accra announced as World Book Capital 2023

IFLA strongly welcomes the announcement by UNESCO that Accra, Ghana, will hold the title of World Book Capital 2023. This represents a great opportunity to highlight the work of Ghana’s libraries in promoting books and reading throughout the population. Read More

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  • 23 September 2021

The World Through Picture Books 3rd edition – How Does My Country Get Involved?

By Claire Stuckey, Children’s Librarian retired, Central Coast Council – Gosford, Australia With this programme the Libraries for Children & Young Adults Section is celebrating and promoting the language, culture and quality of children’s book publishing from over 50 countries. In 2021 the Section’s WTPB working group started preparations… Read More

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  • 23 May 2021

Applications Open: UNESCO World Book Capital 2023

The call for applications for the title of UNESCO World Book Capital City 2023 is open. IFLA encourages cities with cities with strong and innovative policies supporting books and readings to apply. Read More

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  • 12 March 2021
  • By: anonymous

Guadalajara named as World Book Capital 2022

The title of UNESCO World Book Capital 2022 will fall to Guadalajara, Mexico. From 23 April 2022, the city will host a year-long programme of events celebrating books, reading and libraries. Read More

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  • 05 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

In Times of Trouble, Read! Eight Things to Do on World Book Day!

World Book Day 2020 would have been a special event anyway, marking 25 years since the first celebration in 1995. But this year’s celebration will be particularly special. We look both at how libraries help meet the goals of this year's celebration - combatting isolation and loneliness - and offer eight ways you can celebrate! Read More

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  • 23 April 2020
  • By: anonymous