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A Brief History of Reading in Four Acts with Interludes

3 Apr 2021

Arguably, the history of reading is the most curious and non-standard element of book culture, because the process is so natural! We wonder about the origins of book spines, bookmarks, capital letters and archetypal plots, but what about reading itself? From clay tablets to libraries, from reading aloud to speed reading: a fascinating story was under our own very noses all this time. It's time to dig into it.

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Growing with Music

1 Apr 2021

An exhibition “Growing with Music” is on show in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Reading Room (room 305) from April 1 to 23.

Book exhibitions

The Path to eternity

1 Apr 2021

The exhibition “The Path to Eternity” is on show in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205) from April 1 to May 17 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Belarusian historian and literary critic Mikola Ermolovich (1921–2000).

Book exhibitions

"The Recreated Masterpiece" at the Book Museum

30 Mar 2021

An opening of the exhibition “Recreated Masterpiece” will take place on March 30. A unique copper plate of the 17th century with the recreated from it portrait engraving of Jan III Sabieski made using ancient technology will be presented for the first time.

Book exhibitions

Famous writers and their crazy daily routines

30 Mar 2021

How does your day begin? The howl of an alarm clock, a whistling kettle, the noise of a crowded bus, the click of a turnstile in the subway ... It's sad to admit, but everyday life is everyday life - our daily routines are usually simple, prosaic and similar to each other like two drops of water. But for people from the world of creativity, isn't everything different? Writing isn't waiting for you in the office from nine to six, it's always with you. So how can you live if work does not leave you for a minute, and inspiration is ready to slip away at any moment? Let's take the liberty of taking a look at how famous writers of the past lived – point by point and by hour.

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