Ljubljana Book Capital 2010

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Ljubljana is to hold the title of UNESCO 'World Book Capital' 2010 from 23 April 2010 to 23 April 2011.It put its name forward for the first time and won the award against stiff competition from Vienna, Lisbon, St.Petersburg. “The programme with which Ljubljana made its bid is very diverse, from the promotion of literature and authors, books and reading, to promoting access to books and addresses all sections of society. The basic starting point was to include and connect all the links in the book chain, which the committee also emphasised”. It is the 10th city to hold the title. Ljubljana will host around 300 events aimed to encourage reading, develop the culture of reading, increase the accessibility of books, and present various literary genres and literatures of the world to the public.