Wanted: barefoot bibliophile willing to punt Daniel Defoe to rich, modern-day Robinson Crusoes at a luxury desert island resort.
Philip Blackwell, scion of the bookseller family, needs a Man Friday for possibly the world’s most remote bookshop, based in the luxury eco resort of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Continue reading Best Job in the World? Luxury Resort in Maldives Seeks Bookseller
The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. Continue reading Brooklyn Book Festival is One of America’s Premier Book Festivals
Nicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes place in the Scottish capital city from August 22-24, 2018. Kee is the co-founder and executive director of Next Gen Creators, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting youth software development and tech-entrepreneurship in the Caribbean. Continue reading Jamaica Represented in Edinburgh Culture Summit
For the first time in Mexico, it will hold the authentic Comic Con, under the same brand that year after year takes place in San Diego California, which is a comic-book event that takes place during four days of summer at the Convention Center of San Diego in San Diego (California), although since its first edition in 1970 has expanded enormously for comics, also covers other elements of popular culture, especially film and video games. Continue reading Comic Con: Comics Festival Arrives In Mexico City
As of October 2018 the Library will share a number of additional items from its collections on Europeana, a European digital cultural platform. [We] are currently working with 12 other partner institutions on a project entitled ‘The Rise of Literacy’ which aims to explore the history of reading and writing in Europe. Continue reading Many Welsh Works Aimed At Children Will Be Digitized
Full-time writer Jeremy Tiang has won the Singapore Literature Prize in the English fiction category for State Of Emergency (2017). Continue reading Jeremy Tiang Wins Singapore Literature Prize In English Fiction Category
Discover the marvels of ancient Egypt as part of Egypt Explorers at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday 8th August 2018.
Aimed at older kids between 8 and 11, the event will be an immersive, hands-on workshop full of enthralling stories and educational nuggets about the ancient Egyptians, the pyramids, pharaohs and intriguing (if slightly macabre) minutiae of mummification. Continue reading Egypt Explorers at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Janis Thiessen explores the history of snacks in her book Snacks: A Canadian Food History.She dedicates a whole chapter to Hawkins Cheezies, exploring the production, popularity and origins of Hawkins and other Canadian snack food companies. This interview originally aired on Dec. 4, 2017. Continue reading This Book Looks at the History of Canadian Snack Food
Adding something new to something old to the Jamaica Plain Branch Library has been a wild success, aside from the Copley Square main branch, it is most used library in Boston. And recently the Boston Preservation Alliance honored the South Street branch for its renovations. Continue reading JP Branch Library Wins Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award
On 30 and 31 August, Print Room at the Coronet presents the Italian Theatre Festival in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in London, curated by Monica Capuani. Continue reading The Print Room at the Coronet Presents the Italian Theatre Festival