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Ministry of Culture Moves Oversite of Book Policies Back to Brasilia

Marta Suplicy and RenatoLessa

The Ministry of Culture has moved oversite of book policies back to Brasilia from Rio, where previously the National Library Foundation (FBN) held sway. The FBN will continue to administer oversite of international book programs. Read More

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Renato Lessa Takes Over Presidency of National Library Foundation

The National Library (Photo: FBN)

Galeno Amorim has resigned as president of the National Library Foundation. Renato Lessa, a sociologist at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), has been appointed to take over the role. Read More

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Ministry of Culture In, National Library Out

Marta Suplicy

The Ministry of Culture is once again resuming control of the national book and reading promotion activities after having ceded control to the National Library. Read More

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Can Brazil Build 39 Libraries Per Day Until 2020?


Brazil’s is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built, or 39 per day. Read More

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Romanians Go Crazy for Brazilian Books


Between 2011-2012, Romania received a surprisingly high number of translation grants from the Brazilian National Library. Univers publishing house in Romania received more grants than most countries. Read More

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