Do You Know About Boekenweek, the Bookworm’s Dream Festival?

Do You Know About Boekenweek, the Bookworm’s Dream Festival?

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Do you know about Boekenweek? Image Via World Editions.org   Held annually in March since 1932, Boekenweek (Book Week) is an event in the Netherlands dedicated to literature where writers and publishers gather across the country for book signing sessions, literary festivals, and debates. Traditionally, a well-known Dutch author writes a special novel called a Boekenweekgeschenk (book week gift) that is given out for free to people who buy books during the festivities or signs up to a library.   Image Via Goodreads   Fun fact: In 2001, the Boekenweekgeschenk was Salman Rushdie’s Fury, which was translated into Dutch and …