Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto / Porto Municipal Libraries


The library was initially installed, in 1841, in the Hospício dos Franciscanos, located in Praça da Cordoaria, and in 1842 it was definitively installed in the house that served as the hospice of the religious of Santo António de Val-da-Piedade, the Convent of Santo António da Cidade, next to the Jardim de São Lázaro/Rua D. João IV. except for the office of librarian, whose appointment would have to be made by the government. The first librarian was appointed by the minister inspector, and the second by the triple sent by the chamber.



Audio June 11 2024

All About Books: Katy Conneely, Dublin City FM on the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

In her 'All About Books' podcast Katy Conneely attends the Winning Ceremony of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on 23rd May 2024 and provides some highlights of the ceremony
Video June 5 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Winners Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter In Conversation

Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter, winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award take an in-depth look at the winning title, Solenoid with Alex Clarke as part of International Literature Festival Dublin.
Video May 31 2024

Dublin Literary Award 2024 Winner Announcements Highlights

Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu and translator Sean Cotter have been announced as winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on Thursday 23rd of May, for the novel Solenoid.
Video May 8 2024

Alexis Wright – Praiseworthy Q&A

Q&A with Alexis Wright, one of the six shortlisted authors for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award in which she discusses her passion for libraries and explores the influences behind her novel Praiseworthy


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