Read stories and biographies of authors
Meet the female authors and illustrators who brought the fairy tale to life
Transatlantic perspectives on American abolitionist and anti-slavery campaigner
Literary life of migration and exile of 20th century Serbian author Miloš Crnjanski
Serbia’s first feminist author: a writer and traveller who led a remarkable life
Explore further stories about literature, books and reading
Travelling in our minds with books, like Selma Lagerlöf's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
Discover the history behind the beautiful patterns and illustrations inside book covers
Alphabets are the building blocks of the written languages in Europe, used to communicate, teach and decorate. Explore the beauty of typography, alphabets and languages in this gallery.
How would you like having a poem composed especially for your friendship album? This is what happened to Elizabeth Adriana Staats (1823-1896).
Compare traditions across communities and time combined handwriting and art
Here's a variety of book cover designs, from children's fiction to classics of world literature.
Noteworthy authors were put on the Index librorum prohibitorum because their works caused moral controversies.
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book" – Marcel Proust.
A striking illustration of the relationship between Venice, Istria and Dalmatia.
Many medieval manuscripts are full of decorated capital letters that come in all styles and sizes.
Learning scenarios about literacy
Adult education, Art, History, Language - Secondary school
English, Language subjects - Lower secondary
Art, English, History - Lower secondary, Primary school
English, Language subjects - Primary school
Language subjects, STEAM - Secondary
Art, English, History, Language subjects - Secondary
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