Every fourth child leaves primary school in Germany without sufficient reading skills, per the Börsenverein’s report on the ‘IGLU’ analysis.
‘Day of European Authors’: A New Outreach to Youth
The EC’s first ‘Day of European Authors’ has been welcomed and co-organized in at least 27 European member-states, led by Brussels.
Scholastic and LitWorld: A 24-Hour ‘World Read Aloud Day’ Event
Scholastic’s 2023 World Read Aloud Day program has a new format, in which authors from 13 countries read aloud through the Storyvoice app.
Germany’s Börsenverein Joins Urgent Calls for a ‘National Reading Plan’
The publishers and booksellers of Germany are calling for an urgent, coordinated ‘National Reading Plan’ to combat educational shortfalls.
The 40th Mauri School in Venice: ‘Interpreting Change’
The Umberto e Elisabetta Mauri ‘school of booksellers’ returns to Venice, with a live-streamed half-day conference available on January 27.
Rome Retains Italy’s 18App in 2023; Changes Ahead in 2024
With its demise seemingly averted at the 11th hour, Italy’s admired 18App for young adults is renewed in its current form for a year.
Children’s Books and Creators of Color: BookTrust Reports
Taking time to honor progress–and point to the need for more–England’s BookTrust reflects on diversity’s place in kids’ reading.
Italy’s ‘Book City’: Reading Supports Cultural Life
New research by the Italian publishers’ Association reflets an extensive integration of reading and other cultural pursuits in Milan.
IPA Congress Opens in Jakarta: ‘Reading Matters’
Whose responsibility is it, one congress panelist will ask, to address today’s shallowing-out of reading as a habit in many cultures?
At Frankfurt: The IPA Puts a ‘Spotlight on Africa’
The IPA Africa Publishing Innovation Fund’s ‘Spotlight on Africa’ program at Frankfurt: Issues and Publishers.