Athens World Book Capital

Beginning in the spring of 2018, the Athens Culture Net (ACN) produced the Athens World Book Capital, a year-long UNESCO sponsored celebration awarded to the Municipality of Athens. Events included meetings with writers and illustrators, concerts, thematic exhibitions, poetry readings, and workshops for publishing professionals. The program also promoted reading and language skills, making books more accessible to the city’s newer community members.

AWBC in Numbers

  • 550+ events hosted

  • 180 cultural organizations and creative groups engaged


Athens World Book Capital

exclusive donor


April 2018 - April 2019