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Amsterdam: World Book Capital City 2008

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.

Press release

Official announcement
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World Book Capital City
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Publication Date 12-06-2006 8:00 am
Source UNESCO
Publication Date 12-06-2006 8:00 am
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