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World Book Capital

Montreal, Canada, has been chosen to be the World Book Capital for 2005.

(23 April 2005 to 22 April 2006)

This is the fifth time the title of World Book Capital has been awarded by UNESCO. The inaugural city was Madrid in 2001, followed by Alexandria (2002), New Delhi (2003) and Antwep in 2004

The jury for the 2005 award was Pere Vincens, President of the International Publishers Association (who chaired the panel), Françose Dubruille, Secretary General of the International Booksellers Federation and Ross Shimmon, Secretary General of the International Fderation of Library Associations and Institutions. Georges Poussins represented UNESCO on behalf of Milagros del Corral.

The programme of the World Book Capital begins each year on 23rd April and runs for a year.

Secretary General of IFLA