On September 27, the library launched a series of events "The Brest Bible: an open touch” (in Belarusian: “Берасцейская Біблія: адкрыты дотык”), dedicated to the masterpiece book of the Renaissance. September is a symbolic time, because in this month, 1563, the book was published in Brest.
The National Library has prepared a facsimile edition of the famous book and decided to carry out a series of events in various formats and for different audiences to showcase the masterpiece of the national culture.
Now everyone has the opportunity to touch the history, in the literal and figurative sense. The first "touch" was a public lecture of the cultural scientist, deputy director of the National Library of Belarus, Alexander Susha. He gave answers to many questions about the most mysterious, beautiful and expensive edition in the country's history.
According to the scientist, the study of the famous book has just begun in Belarus, although the first mentions of the Brest Bible were recorded a long time ago. Symon Budny, the known Belarusian and Polish Reformer, described it in detail in 1572.
Alexander Susha emphasized that it was time for an overall assessment of the Brest Bible as an epoch-making book. "The Brest Bible: an open touch" series includes many activities. Public lectures, scientific round tables, exhibitions at the Book Museum, workshops, free classes for children and theatrical staging are scheduled.
From September 28 to October 7, everyone has a unique opportunity to look through a facsimile edition of the Brest Bible. The book is waiting for you in the library’s atrium, first floor ("on the glass").
Come and touch the book masterpiece!
Bibliology Research Department