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World Book Capital 2008:
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

NEW — Final programme —

An international jury of experts has just chosen Amsterdam (Netherlands) as World Book Capital City in 2008.

Each year, a city is chosen as the World Book Capital City based on an evaluation of how it promotes books and fosters reading.

Previous winners have been Antwerp (Belgium), Montreal (Canada), Bogota (Colombia), Alexandria (Egypt), New Delhi (India), Turin (Italy) and Madrid (Spain).

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated each year on 23 April.

Read the Decision of the Selection Committee
(PDF Format)

Learn more: World Book Capital City

Paris, 8 June 2006.

Ana Maria Cabanellas, IPA
Françoise Dubruille, IBF
Peter Lor, IFLA
Georges Poussin, UNESCO

Final programme

Amsterdam World Book Capital has the pleasure to announce the final programme of the International Copyright Symposium that will take place on 21 and 22 April in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Symposium, titled: "The Book in the Internet Era: Copyright and the Future for Authors, Publishers and Libraries", is the first activity of the year-long Amsterdam World Book Capital event that will be officially inaugurated on 23 April 2008.

Internationally prominent speakers will elaborate on the consequences of digital developments for copyright. A subject that matters for everyone who is involved in the book sector.


Register as soon as possible via the registration form. More information about the Symposium can be found at www.AmsterdamWorldbookCapital.com