Sharjah celebrates World Book Capital reign with opening ceremony

Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated the start of its year as UNESCO World Book Capital last night (23rd April) with a spectacular theatrical sequel to One Thousand and One Nights held in the city’s open-air Al Majaz amphitheatre.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah World Book Capital Holds a Closing Ceremony Online

Sharjah's 2019 World Book Capital concludes in a live stream from the UAE, after announcing grants from its new Access Sharjah incubator. The post Sharjah World Book Capital Holds a Closing Ceremony Online appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Coronavirus: Sharjah’s World Book Capital Ceremony, Tech Forum, and More

Today, our listing of changes to plans amid the COVID-19 emergency features news from the UAE, Canada, the UK, France, and the United States. The post Coronavirus: Sharjah’s World Book Capital Ceremony, Tech Forum, and More appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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BookExpo 2019: Sharjah Celebrates ’Open Books, Open Minds’

For more than a decade, the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah (booth 507) has focused energy and resources on fostering literacy and encouraging book publishing throughout the region. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tbilisi Opens Its UNESCO World Book Capital Year: ‘An Historic Day’

Constrained by the pandemic, a small but spirited weekend opens the 2021 UNESCO World Book Capital program in Tbilisi. The post Tbilisi Opens Its UNESCO World Book Capital Year: ‘An Historic Day’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital

Italy's bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO's World Book Capital for 2022. The post Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Sharjah World Book Capital Leads Beirut Library Restoration Aid

As Beirut struggles to move forward, the Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi and Sharjah's World Book Capital program step in to help libraries. The post Sharjah World Book Capital Leads Beirut Library Restoration Aid appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Kuala Lumpur Opens its World Book Capital Year

In Malaysia as it launches its World Book Capital year under the restrictions of the pandemic, the city's mayor quotes the Quran and 'Winne the Pooh.' The post Kuala Lumpur Opens its World Book Capital Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Sharjah World Book Capital Program Backs Kenyan Library Restoration

Backing 'the journey of a historic cultural icon' in Nairobi, the Sharjah World Book Capital program announces support for the McMillan Library restoration. The post Sharjah World Book Capital Program Backs Kenyan Library Restoration appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Sharjah Becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital With a ‘Scheherazade’ Stage Premiere

In its newly commissioned stage production, the emirate Sharjah has opened its year as UNESCO's World Book Capital with a new tale for the ancient canon of the Arabian Nights. The post Sharjah Becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital With a ‘Scheherazade’ Stage Premiere appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Beach libraries and cricket as Sharjah becomes UNESCO World Book Capital

Beach libraries and celebrating reading through cricket will form part of the year-long programme in Sharjah when it becomes the 19th UNESCO World Book Capital. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UNESCO Goes Over Sharjah World Book Capital Plans; 2021 Applications Deadline is May 2

In a working session in Paris, final programming plans have been introduced for the coming UNESCO World Book Capital events, after Sharjah's Sheikh Al Qasimi launches English translations in London. The post UNESCO Goes Over Sharjah World Book Capital Plans; 2021 Applications Deadline is May 2... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Sharjah’s 37th International Book Fair Opens With Spectacle, Ceremony

As the 2018 Sharjah International Book Fair has its ceremonial opening, the emirate's royal family reaffirms its commitment to literature and a knowledge economy. The post Sharjah’s 37th International Book Fair Opens With Spectacle, Ceremony appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Greece Opens Athens’ Year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital

International officials and media gather on World Book Day to open the 18th UNESCO World Book Capital program in Athens, celebrating what Greece's Prokopis Pavlopoulos calls 'the powerful potential of books.' The post Greece Opens Athens’ Year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bokova and Al Qasimi Certify Sharjah as UNESCO World Book Capital 2019

Calling for 'a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,' Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO's designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019. The post Bokova and Al Qasimi Certify Sharjah as UNESCO World Book Capital 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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UNESCO Names the UAE’s Sharjah World Book Capital 2019

New recognition for efforts that Sharjah's royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the "World Book Capital" designation. The post UNESCO Names the UAE’s Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign

In a coordinated effort for the rest of the month, book charities Book Aid International and World Book Day are raising funds for the annual goal of a million donated books. The post The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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UK's World Book Night celebrations to go ahead online

 The Reading Agency has confirmed the UK's World Book Night celebrations will go ahead on 23rd April, but will be modified due to Covid-19. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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