Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a new chatty post about bookish news, cool projects and other cultural stuff. Today we’ll talk about the London Book and Screen Week, a new book-inspired TV series and a bookish website with many resources. Here we go!
§ Cultural celebration at London
If you’re in London between 9th and 15th of April, London Book and Screen Week looks like an event not to be missed! It is the capital’s biggest ever celebration of books, and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they’ve inspired.
There are so many events happening during this celebration, starting film screenings, comedy plays and World Poets Series to the Agatha Christie themed bus tour. You can check out the whole schedule here. In the same time, there is also The London Book Fair, one of the most important events in the publishing calendar.
§ Romanian bookstore nominated for Excellence Awards
The Romanian bookstore Cărturești was nominated for The Bookstore of the Year Award at the International Excellence Awards in London! Cărturești is one of biggest bookstore chains in Romania, with more than 20 bookshops in Romania.
The other bookstores on the shortlist are Timbooktoo from Gambia and The Uppsala English Bookshop from Sweden. Fingers crossed for Cărturești! 🙂
§ Elena Ferrante’s novel becomes a TV series
“My Brilliant Friend”, the first book of the “Neapolitan Novels” by Elena Ferrante, will be adapted to a drama series by HBO and Rai. According to Variety.com, the premiere is planned for 2018. The eight-episode series is directed by Saverio Costanzo and is currently shooting in Caserta, Italy.
§ Read It Forward – Read well, read often
Read It Forward is an interesting website I found recently. It’s a Penguin Random House initiative, and its purpose is to help readers find their next book to read. They give recommendations in interesting ways (check out the Book Apothecary) and also post bookish articles, book reviews, podcasts and much other cool content. Here are 3 articles you can start with:
- 19 Kinds of Reading I’ve Done (that You’ve Done, Too)
- Jolabokaflod: Meet Your Favorite New Holiday Tradition
- Interview with a Bookseller: Sarah Hollenbeck
‘Till next time … happy reading!