Book Day and Night

Budapest is traditionally a city of books and book festivals. This is also why it is important that the Book Capital joins internationally acknowledged festivals with decades of tradition such as the Festive Book Week, the International Book Festival, and the Margó Festival of Literature. The night and evening programmes are represented by the Night of Literature.

Book Capital will be present at these flagship book events with its own stand, having interactive elements, offering games, discounts, and diverse programmes aimed at all generations. Besides respecting traditions, it is equally important to the Book Capital to show, through the programmes of Book Night and Day, how our relationship to books is changing, how reading habits are changing, and what the future of books might be in the coming decades.

Well-known writers, poets, musicians, littérateurs, researchers, influencers of various generations will share their thoughts on their book experiences in panel discussions. With the cooperation of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, a flash mob will take place again this year, aiming to call attention to the love of reading and the role of books as “bridges” connecting individuals, families, communities, language communities, cultures, past and present through space and time.