In its first season, the National Book Foundation is partnering with five book festivals, two colleges, and three libraries to send authors to readers across the country.
More than two years into its controversial plan for library system consolidations, staff leadership shakeups at Russia’s leading state libraries are part of a plan to eventually streamline and digitally network libraries across the country.
Germany’s De Gruyter Book Archive already is thought to house some 50,000 titles, though it was launched only last year.l The Berlin State Library’s Prussian collection becomes a new anchor in the publisher’s own historical reach back to 1749.
The New York Public Library is testing Instagram users’ interest in long-form reading with newly designed and developed ‘Insta Novels.’
A library in Canada will include a virtual reality storytelling project, Inanimate Alice, in its youth program to encourage literacy through digital media.
At a high-level conference organized by CANIEM, Mexican publishers were encouraged to embrace change and innovation, including new ways to promote reading and book sales.
The educational charity Book Aid International produces its own study that supports the tenets of its relatively new ‘Study Hub’ exam-oriented program.
With what’s described as a waning summer-reading habit since the end of the Soviet era, Russian government officials say they’re working on a new program to promote vacation reading both for youngsters and adults this year.
Sweden’s laws require libraries to serve citizens in their native languages, a project supported by a donation of thousands of Arabic books from Sharjah’s Kalimat Foundation.
Telling US Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee that the alternative is discrimination against readers with disabilities, Allan Adler conveys to the the Hill the Association of American Publishers’ readiness to support ratification and implementation of The Marrakesh Treaty.