Wrocław named 2016 World Book Capital
June 30, 2014
UNESCO’s international committee selected Wrocław, the biggest city in western Poland, for the 2016 World Book Capital due to the quality and variety of the program to popularize reading proposed by the city authorities.
Wrocław was recognized for its focus on the local community involvement, and the promotion of its publishers, booksellers and libraries.
UNESCO has announced a new winning city every year since 2001, which makes Wroclaw the 16th World Book Capital. The winner holds the title for a year, starting April 23 – on UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day, which marks the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, one of the world’s greatest playwrights of all times.