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June 25, 2022

World Book Day marked by Bucharest events

The first edition of SINECTICO, an event gathering Romanian book writers and publishers, will be taking place at several cultural centres in Bucharest today. The event opened yesterday at the Media Hall of the Culture Ministry and was attended, among others, by Kelemen Hunor, Ana Blandiana, Alex. Stefanescu and Grigore Arsene. April 23 is also the day when some of the world’s famous writers – Shakespeare, Vladimir Nabukov and Maurice Druon – were born. The UNESCO set April 23 as the World Book and Copyright Day. The custom in Spain of offering a flower for each book sold on St. George Day, also to be celebrated tomorrow, helped establish the World Book and Copyright Day. Since 1999, the Romanian Librarian Day has also been celebrated each year on April 23, an opportunity for promoting the right and freedom of reading under the slogan ‘reading for all’, according to book researcher Laura Rudeanu. The goals of the SINECTICO meeting, organized by Talk Partners, on the World Book and Copyright Day are long-term: invigorating the book market in Romania, improving the relationship between editors and bookshop owners, promoting young Romanian contemporary writers, creating a strong and transparent bond between publishers, bookshop owners and readers, helping the development of book illustrations.

Today’s events will include interchanges of ideas and will be held 10.00 am through 5:30 pm at the ‘George Cosbuc’ Bilingual college, the ‘I.L. Caragiale National College, Diverta Magheru bookshop, Carturesti bookshop, the French Institute, the ‘Gheorghe Airinei’ Post Technical College.

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