ATG Quirkies: Iceland celebrates the most bookish Christmas going with “Jólabókaflóð”

by | Dec 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Just in case you didn’t know it, Teleread  reports that “Iceland is on track to cement its reputation for being the most literary society in Scandinavia’s already hugely literate constellation of nations and peoples, with Jólabókaflóð. That, when you’ve finished trying to wrap your tongue, or even your eyes, around it, is Iceland’s annual “Christmas book flood,” when Icelandic publishers release a tsunami of new publications onto the local market in time for Christmas.

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According to one source, “the book is still the most popular Christmas present in Iceland,” and Publishing Perspectives speaks of some 800 titles being released for 2014′s Jólabókaflóð, with the country’s President in attendance at some book launches.

 

 

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