Hanukkah is less than a month away. That means that Jewish Book Month is in full swing. Established in Boston almost a century ago by Fanny Goldstein, a librarian at the Boston Public Library, Jewish Book Month began with book displays to encourage books as Hanukkah gifts.
Now under the aegis of The Jewish Book Council, that first display has growth into a full month marked by book fairs, lectures, author visits, and elaborate book displays but with the same purpose- to encourage the purchase and reading of Jewish books.
Bibliophiles among you might be interested in this webinar about Jewish Libraries entitled “Why do Jewish Libraries Exist?” presented by an international panel of scholars on November 29 at 6PM GMT.
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Also keep up to date with new Jewish interest books by signing up for weekly emails from the Jewish Book Council.The free newsletter has reviews of new books, information on book oriented programs and interviews with authors. https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/
For information about Ilya Milstein, the illustrator of this evocative 2022 Book Month poster , see his website http://www.ilyamilstein.com/
Visit our library for the best of Jewish books, old and new.