Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff. Today you’ll find here a touch of magic from London, news about a book fair in Bucharest, and a brief presentation of a cool modern library in Romania. Let’s go!

§ Discover the history of magic from Harry Potter in London

Let’s begin with a touch of magic from the Harry Potter world! ✨ If you’ve ever been waiting for your Hogwarts letter, now you have a chance to “study” the history of magic at the “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” exhibition in London. Rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection showcase the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of Harry Potter universe. In addition, you will discover original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

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Harry Potter illustration by Jim Kay

If you cannot make it to London, don’t worry, there are 2 other “things” adjacent to this project. Firstly, an official book of the exhibition was published, which presents in a very beautiful form the artefacts & all the other items displayed in London. It’s almost like visiting the exhibition from the comfort of your living room :). Secondly, there are Harry Potter inspired displays in 20 public libraries across the UK, as part of the Living Knowledge Network. Check out here if your library is part of this project!

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Fawkes is the symbol of the exhibition

FYI: The exhibition is part of the numerous celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and it is open until 28th of February 2018.

§ International Book & Education Fair in Bucharest

If you are in Bucharest at the end of November (22nd-26th), add the Gaudeamus International Book and Education Fair to your calendar! Being a book exhibition and a literary café, Gaudeamus creates a great meeting place for professionals in the book market, authors, publishers, translators, book illustrators, and of course, readers. As a fun fact, it is the only book fair in the world initiated and organized by a public radio service: Radio Romania.

See you there! 🙂

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Crowded day at Gaudeamus

§ The first modern library for companies in Romania

Bookster is a Romanian start-up that made borrowing books cool again. Being a Business-to-Business company, Bookster works like a modern online library – you choose what book(s) you want to read and they deliver them every week to your office in the Bookster corner. In addition, you have access to articles, case studies and videos on their platform, and you receive personalized recommendations based on your Bookster profile. At the moment, they are collaborating with more than 350 companies and have more than 40.000 subscribers. I would say that’s a huge reading community!

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Bookster books are marked with colourful stickers

‘Till next time … happy reading!


Images: Pixabay.com | JKRowling.com | Pottermore.com | BucurestiFM.ro |

Note: I was not sponsored in any way to write this post. I chose to promote these events/projects/album because I personally find them interesting and worth sharing.

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