Tag Archives: World Book Capital

Kuala Lumpur opens its World Book Capital year

(23 Apr 2020)  Following Wednesday’s (April 22) conclusion of the UNESCO World Book Capital year designated for the UAE emirate Sharjah, Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur today (April 23) has opened its year in the role. Traditionally, the handoff from one world city to the next is accomplished in physical ceremonies, something of course prevented this year […]


Call for applications: World Book Capital 2022

(25 Feb 2020) Interested cities and towns have until 25 June 2020 in order to submit their candidacies to be UNESCO World Book Capital 2020. IFLA encourages libraries to approach their local authorities to explore whether they can support a bid. The World Book Capital programme provides an opportunity to promote and celebrate cities and town which are […]


Indonesia: S.E. Asian experts discuss book-based city promotion

(11 Sep 2019)  Literature is among the crucial elements for a city’s growth. UNESCO, for instance, initiates World Book Capital and City of Literature programs that highlight the importance of literacy to advance a city and generate sustainable urban development. Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the 2020 World Book Capital, while in 2017 Bucheon […]