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Gesellschaft für das Buch e. V.
Friends of the German National Library

Fortsetzungslesung von Mario Krichbraum aus "Der Schatten des Windes" von Carlos Ruiz Zafóns

Are you interested in supporting the German National Library in its role as a centre of knowledge and culture?

Do you enjoy stimulating company and meeting other culturally-interested people?

Then why not become a member of Gesellschaft für das Buch!

For a century now the German National Library has been collecting, documenting, archiving and making publicly available all written and sound recording publications issued in Germany, or in German, since 1913. It provides its comprehensive range of services at its twin sites in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main, but also in digital form to a global circle of users. In addition, the German National Library also houses valuable and extensive special collections in the German Exile Archive 1933 - 1945 and the German Museum of Books and Writing. It regularly showcases the important contents of its collections and promotes the culture of books, reading and music by staging readings, exhibitions, lectures and concerts.

Gesellschaft für das Buch e. V. is a circle of friends and patrons who support the German National Library in its various activities and cultural services. Since 1989 the members of the society have committed themselves to developing the German National Library as an important centre of knowledge and culture, and to anchoring its significance as Germany's cultural memory more strongly in the public awareness.

The society is a registered charity which provides funding for the purchase of special collections. It also supports the preservation and care of the holdings. The members attach a great deal of importance to cultural education, especially in the form of exhibitions, readings, conferences and publications. Gesellschaft für das Buch issues its own series of publications devoted to special events, projects and specific topics.

Please join us.

Help support the German National Library and take advantage of our special services.

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Last update: 20.04.2016


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