So what does it mean that Bangkok is the UNESCO World Book Capital in 2013…?

  • UNESCO started having a World Book Capital in 2001, with Madrid as the first city
  • It is awarded to celebrate a city with lots of programmes to promote reading, a strong publishing industry, and freedom of speech (where writers can write whatever they choose)
  • You can find out more about it at the UNESCO information page
  • In 2014, the World Book Capital will move to Port Harcourt, in Nigeria