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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

Celebrating Books, Celebrating Access: Kuala Lumpur Announced as World Book Capital 2020

UNESCO has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be World Book Capital 2020. Taking up the status on 23 April 2020, it will, for a year, be the focus of efforts and activities to promote books and reading for all. Following a successful World Library and Information Congress, it will be a further opportunity for Malaysia’s libraries to show their ability to reach out to the hard to reach. Read More

  • News
  • 20 September 2018
  • By: anonymous

Athens World Book Capital 2018 launch

Starting in April 2018, until April 2019, the city of Athens will be World Book Capital for an entire year; the place where the universal heart of the written word will be beating! Following the success of World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO developed the… Read More

  • Events
  • 12 April 2018

UNESCO World Book Capital City Wrocław 2016

In 2014 Wrocław was named UNESCO World Book Capital 2016. This event represents the official opening of UNESCO World Book Capital Wrocław 2016 and will include the participation of writers, librarians, booksellers, publishers and book activists. Details to follow. Read More

  • Events
  • 23 February 2016