Under the motto ‘Lire Notre Monde’ (Reading Our World) the City has programming for the year planned around 5 themes: A city at the crossroads of ideas and debates; A creative and poetic city; A city of empowerment and ecology; A City of Refuge; A Child-Friendly City.

Find out more on their website here: https://lirenotremonde.strasbourg.eu/en/

The 2025 Capital City will be Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and the Call for Applications to be the 2026 World Book Capital is now open to all cities of UNESCO Member States. All applications must be submitted through the Online Application Form.

Please consult the Application Guidelines and submit your applications by the 10th of May 2024.