JP Branch Library Wins Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award

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

The Print Room at the Coronet Presents the Italian Theatre Festival

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

Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’

Notable literature and a study-abroad course took 20 students in Creative Writing 395 — “Norwegian Literature From Trolls to Thor, Ibsen and Noir” — through remarkable reads and stunning sights in Norway and Iceland.  Continue reading Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’

Etisalat Sponsors Children’s Literature Award For 10th Year

As part of its corporate service responsibility, Etisalat has said it will be sponsoring the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature, organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), for the 10th successive year. Continue reading Etisalat Sponsors Children’s Literature Award For 10th Year

Finland Has Just Given Itself A 100th Birthday Present: A Library

Imagine a country that is home to some internationally famous tech companies.

Now, imagine this digitally advanced nation also has one of the highest broadband speeds in the world; by 2021 almost 86% of its population is expected to own a smartphone.

And then, think about how this country will plan to celebrate the centenary of its escape from the shadow of foreign rule: next, imagine a gleaming building filled with books. Because Finland – which ranked second in the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Network Readiness Index – aims to mark the 100th anniversary of its independence from Russia by opening a brand new library.

Continue reading Finland Has Just Given Itself A 100th Birthday Present: A Library

29th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens Next Month with Record 680 Exhibitors

Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 29th edition of the Hong Kong Book Fair will be held from 18-24 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). A record number of about 680 exhibitors will present a wide range of books from 37 countries and regions. Continue reading 29th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens Next Month with Record 680 Exhibitors

Summer Book Festival in Gozo, 2018

Two full days of activities for the public have been prepared as part of the festival, which will take place at Exhibition Hall, Ministry for Gozo, St. Francis Square, Victoria on 22 and 23 June 2018 from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm on both days. Continue reading Summer Book Festival in Gozo, 2018