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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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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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-23 16:33:24 UTC ]
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Tbilisi Named UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2021

Tbilisi has been named UNESCO's 2021 World Book Capital, and the Georgian city will have the honor handed over to it by Kuala Lumpur. The post Tbilisi Named UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2021 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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World Book Day books top charts but sales are down on last year

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56 Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week last year—but they nonetheless continue to dominate the sharp end of this week’s Official UK Top... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day sales soar year on year as campaign report assesses engagement

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-04 20:25:38 UTC ]
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In Tbilisi, Georgia Plans World Book and Copyright Day Online

On April 23, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association expects to stream a busy World Book and Copyright Day program. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Uniting Our Forces’ n Tbilisi, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association chair Gvantsa Jobava has... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

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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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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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Top authors to celebrate 20 years of World Book Day

Book Aid International has teamed up with 20 stars of the children’s book world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day (WBD). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Athens Named World Book Capital as 118-Year-Old Bookstore Closes

Athens learns it's UNESCO's World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under. The post Athens Named World Book Capital as 118-Year-Old Bookstore Closes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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NLT and Premier League give away 25,000 books for World Book Day

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League are teaming up to distribute nearly 25,000 books to five to 11-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds this World Book Day, Thursday (4th March).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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NLT and Morrisons give free books to school children for World Book Day

The National Literary Trust and the Morrisons Foundation will donate more than 7,300 brand new books to primary schools across the UK to mark World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Welsh language children's books sold for £1 to mark World Book Day

Two children’s books published in Welsh are being sold for just £1 to mark this year’s World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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