ABOUT OXFORD’S WORLD BOOK CAPITAL BID
Back the bid
For centuries, Oxfordshire’s authors have provided people of all ages around the world with timeless tales of pride, passion and adventure. Since 2001 UNESCO has nominated a World Book Capital City to acknowledge the best year-long programme proposed by a city to promote books and foster reading. Oxford has unparalleled resources and a world renowned economy in place to support a programme of this kind. There are probably more major culturally diverse authors based in or around Oxford than in any comparable city in the world.
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All the latest news on events, projects and the 2014 programme as the bid develops.
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Support the bid
Would you like to sponsor the bid like our friends at Demir Leather, do you have personal skills or company services to offer or simply want to write a letter of support, whatever the case we would love to hear from you.
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