A secret Library 4 years ago Darayya, near Siriya’s capital, was attacked. The people of Darayya protected and hid 14,000 books in a secret place to save them from the bomb attack. In 1900, in Dunhuang, a city in China, a cave was found which was shut for more than 1000 years. Researchers found handwritten books of the 11th century hidden and preserved inside the cave. Wang Yuwanlu took responsibility for these books. Later Oreal Steel from Hungary purchased 10,000 these books. In 1910, the Chinese government realized the importance of these books and requested all to return them back to China. But, by then 80% of the books were already in other countries. There were handwritten documents on the calendar based on stars and planets and other astrological theories.
The world’s largest book Szinpetri is a small village in northern Hungary, with less than 300 residents, but it is also home to the largest handmade book in the world. The giant volume was crafted using traditional book-binding techniques, adjusted to a much larger scale of course, and was created by 71-year-old Béla Varga.
The most tranquil library in the world This library on the coast in China was created to provide a quiet, contemplative atmosphere, blending with its surroundings. Though the building looks solid externally, the ambiance inside shifts from light to dark as the sunlight moves across the sky.
The building’s design provides a uniquely calming and tranquil experience for the visitor.
Watch to know more: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190725-the-most-tranquil-library-in-the-world
Library with a difference, Jakarta This is an open-air reading park for kids wedged between the lanes of traffic in Jakarta. The library is located below a flyover. Bookshelves are stuffed with hand-me-down kids’ books, Kids attend the afterschool sessions at the library, where they read stories with teachers, get help with homework or sing and dance. Despite its unlikely location, the Taman Baca Masyarakat Kolong has become a hit. Library Co-ordinator- Devina Febrianti Post- No quiet rules at Indonesia’s flyover library
Shakespeare and Company the small, crumbling bookshop on Paris’s Left Bank,
may be the most famous bookstore in the world.
14 year old makes a Guinness WORD record Once upon a time, a schoolboy decided he wanted to be in the record books. So Monty Lord set about learning the first lines of as many works as he could.Now the 14-year-old has achieved his ambition by identifying 129 books consecutively just from their opening sentence. He won a place in Guinness World Records by beating the previous record, a mere 30, held by a man in India.
Marathi School in Melbourne With his love for the language, Mr. Prasad Patil started a Marathi school in Melbourne on the basis of no profit no loss. He hails from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. To keep the regional language alive and to inculcate the habit of reading Marathi books among the children who live abroad he came up with this school.