The Italian Cultural Institute of Tirana adheres to Il Maggio dei Libri 2020, the campaign created in 2011 to emphasize the social value of books as a key element of personal, cultural, and civil growth. The initiative invites to bring books and read also in contexts other than the traditional ones, to intercept those who usually do not read but who can be intrigued if stimulated in the right way.
Because of the COVID-19 emergency that makes it impossible to involve people (public readings, meetings with authors and readers, etc.) the Italian Cultural Institute of Tirana has decided to support the initiative with some City lights in the cities of Tirana, Peja, Prizren and Pristina. Books, authors, and publishers will be promoted through sentences and short paragraphs by some writers (some in Italian, others in Albanian) to remind that books and reading are precious goods to support, promote and above all use. They give courage and consolation, offer distraction and illusions, freedom and visions, parallel worlds, and extraordinary escapes.
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