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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

  • News
  • 23 September 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

  • News
  • 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

  • News
  • 05 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

Call for Candidates for World Book Capital 2022 Open

Interested cities and towns have until 25 June 2020 in order to submit their candidacies to be UNESCO World Book Capital 2020. IFLA encourages libraries to approach their local authorities to explore whether they can support a bid. Read More

  • News
  • 27 January 2020
  • By: anonymous

Tbilisi to be World Book Capital 2021

UNESCO has announced that Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, will be World Book Capital 2021. IFLA is looking forward to working with the authorities and libraries there to show the power of our institutions in promoting books and reading. Read More

  • News
  • 29 November 2019
  • By: anonymous

Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 inauguration ceremony

From 23 April 2019, until 22 April 2020, the city of Sharjah will be World Book Capital for an entire year. Sharjah was named World Book Capital for the year 2019 by UNESCO under the recommendation of the Advisory Committee which includes the three major stakeholders of the… Read More

  • Events
  • 10 December 2018