4th International Summit of the Book

Books, Reading and Technology


6 – 7 November 2015


Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

IFLA will be represented by Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson


The 4th International Summit of the Book will take place on 6-7 November 2015 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. A Library of Congress initiative, the inaugural Summit took place at Washington D.C. in 2012. Each year, the Summit is held in one of the world cities that has a global cultural impact; namely Washington, Singapore, Paris in the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively. This important cultural event is held for the first time in Africa and the Arab world under the theme “Books, Reading and Technology”. International eminent figures, intellectuals, and library professionals will participate in this event.

The Summit will discuss key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and the book as an important tool in cultural exchange. The Summit will also discuss the development of books into electronic formats, and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry, particularly in Africa and the Arab world; and the role of books and reading in societies.

IFLA Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson will be a speaker at the event.

SOURCE: Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Event, Access to knowledge, Literacy, Egypt

Last update: 1 October 2015