Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge (Bruges Public Library)


The Bruges Public Library comprises the main library “De Biekorf (Beehives)” situated in the medieval heart of the city of Bruges, as well as a network of fourteen branches. Through this network, it reaches out to all segments of the population within a catchment area of 120,000 residents, including a prison and beach library, as well as home delivery services for individuals with limited mobility. The Bruges Public Library serves as a wellspring of inspiration and intellectual growth. It is a place where stories, culture, knowledge, and ideas are exchanged in various forms, encompassing written works, digital resources, and social interactions. Moreover, the Bruges Public Library holds the esteemed recognition as an “acknowledged heritage library” by the Flemish Government. Within its walls, a wealth of treasures awaits, including a remarkable collection of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, rare prints, and the literary archives of the renowned 19th-century Flemish poet Guido Gezelle. Thus, the Public Library of Bruges stands as a testament to both the contemporary and the past, bridging the gap between the ages.



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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