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Sant Jordi & World Book Day


Since 2017, the EUI Library has embraced the Catalan tradition of celebrating Sant Jordi on 23 April with books and roses.

This day is not only Sant Jordi, but also UNESCO's World Book and Copyright Day

On this date in 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died, and many other prominent authors were born or died, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.



Sant Jordi & World Book Day 2018


Sant Jordi

Like last year, EUI members recommend their favourite books to the World Wide Web throughout the day on their social media channels - watch them all on YouTube.

At the Library there will be red roses, badges and bookmarks to mark the occasion.

This year other institutions in Florence have joined the EUI Library and will give their book recommendations:





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