To celebrate Unesco’s International World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April, an annual event that promotes reading and highlights the importance of creative ownership, we bring you an infographic on the basic concepts of copyright.
The oldest library in the world, founded by a woman, is being rehabilitated by another woman. The al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco will reopen its doors in May 2016. The refurbishment came with its challenges and surprises for architect Aziza Chaouni.
South Africa's National Library Week, ending on 21 March, is being celebrated under the theme #libraries4lifelonglearning. Libraries play an integral role in societies, fostering a culture of learning. The City of Joburg is also pardoning people who have long overdue books, and users have till 31 March to have their fines revoked.
The African Children's Stories Program makes books relevant – and so makes reading more interesting – to African children by publishing and distributing African children's stories from African countries.