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Reading Europe: European Culture through the book // Virtual exhibition

Each of the national libraries of Europe has digitised roughly 100 works from their respective countries and uploaded them to the Europeana for the virtual "Reading Europe: European Culture through the book" exhibition. Germany has contributed digitised versions of well-known literary works by German authors from different centuries to "Reading Europe". Print editions held by the Library have been digitised; all royalties have been paid in each case, not only to the authors themselves but also to other contributors such as illustrators or foreword writers, for instance. "Reading Europe" features roughly 1,000 works in 32 languages. The exhibition includes the first edition of "Don Quixote" in Spanish, Goethe's "Faust" in German and Dostoyevsky's "The Idiot" in Russian.

The virtual exhibition "Reading Europe: European Culture through the Book"

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The works digitised by the German National Library (available only in German)

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Last update: 19.10.2017

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