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Book and Cpyright in the Modern World

20 Apr 2021

A thematic exhibition "Book and Copyright in the Modern World" dedicated to World Book and Copyright Day is open in the Documents of International Organizations Reading Room (207g) from April 20 to May 23.

Book exhibitions

Nothing is Sacred: Why Reading Over Your Shoulder Annoys You

20 Apr 2021

It happened to each of us. You cram into a crowded subway car, you can hardly find a free space to fit at least your head, a book is in your hands, you open it – after all, you stopped at the most interesting moment, how can you not read it? That is when it happens. Someone else's curious glance slides over the pages, the uninvited reader almost puffs in your – what an audacity! Although... What's the big deal? Why does a glance at someone else's book, thrown by a fellow passenger, awaken so much anger and irritation in us? Let's try to figure out.

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7 Books About North Korea that will Surprise You

16 Apr 2021

What do we know about North Korean literature? In fact, almost nothing. What about literature about the country itself? The National Library is full of amazing books on the subject that have become rare in stores or have disappeared altogether. Fasten your seat belts: we are starting a long journey to the most mysterious country of our time.

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Missing Girls: The Story Trope We Need

15 Apr 2021

The disappearance move is almost more common in detective stories and thrillers than finding a dead body in a locked room or investigating serial murders. The main character follows in the footsteps of the lost lover, daughter or close friend, revealing more and more secrets that filled her life along the way. Fascinatingly, isn’t it? Certainly. Just pay attention: the statistics of such literary disappearances has a significant gender preponderance. So why does a woman disappear in every book? Let's take a look at the history of one of the most popular tropes in modern detective fiction.

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Return of the Khraptovich Library

15 Apr 2021

An official opening of the exhibition “The Khraptovich Library: On the Way Back”, was held in the Book Museum on April 15 where unique exhibits have been displayed for the first time: the 19th century correspondence of the Khraptovich family and the books from their famous library in Shchorsy recovered from abroad.

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