World Book Capital 2009

After New Delhi and Amsterdam now it is Beirut, which has made an impact. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has selected Beirut as World Book Capital, 2009, as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote books and reading. Beirut becomes the ninth city to be designated as World Book Capital. The winning city begins its reign as World Book Capital on World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, each year. — ANI