The International Bibliodiversity Day, 21 September 2011

Pays de parution : Afrique du Sud, Australie, Espagne, France, Inde, Turquie

Since 2010, the International Bibliodiversity Day (B Day) is celebrated on 21 September (Spring Day in the Southern hemisphere) by independent publishers. On the programme this year :

  • in Spain, in Tenerife, the African Book Fair 2011, taking place from 21 to 25 September 2011, will host the publisher members of the Alliance at round tables and meetings, and will provide a platform for the Alliance to officially launch B Day (see programme below) ;
  • in France, a workshop on bibliodiversity will bring together some representatives of the book industry’s professional associations (booksellers, librarians, publishers) ;
  • in Latin America, national publishers collectives are mobilising and will be facilitating numerous activities, read the blog at ;
  • consult the Wikipedia article on “bibliodiversity”, available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English ;
  • in Australia, the artist Judy Horacek draws bibliodiversity ;
  • in Turkey, the painter Emine Bora illustrates biblodiversity ;
  • in India, the artist Alpana Khare represents bibliodiversity ;
  • in South Africa, bibliodiversity is interpreted by a designer - see the illustrations below !

And what’s happening in your part of the world ? Tell us about your activities !

Watch the B Day 2011 video !

The bibliodiversity in India, by the artist Alpana Khare

The bibliodiversity in South Africa !

The bibliodiversity in Turkey, by the artist Emine Bora

The bibliodiversity in drawing, by the Australian artist Judy Horacek

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