Bangkok was named as the “World Book Capital 2013” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting, which was held on 27 June 2011 at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The city of Bangkok was selected “on account of its willingness to bring together all the various stakeholders of the book chain and beyond, for its community focused programme and the high level of commitment through the proposed activities”.

Ljubljana was named as the “World Book Capital 2010” at the conclusion of the selection committee meeting which was held on 18 June at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters. The meeting brought together representatives of the three main professional associations in the book industry and UNESCO.

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