The Marathon of the Reading People is an annual event organised by Varna Regional Library, which is connected with the International Book and Copyright Day – 23 April. It aims at gathering, on one and the same day, at different places in the city, people of different ages and occupations, and making everyone read several pages of their favourite literary work aloud. The project participants include children and students, teachers, publishers, art gallery owners, lawyers, municipal officers and councilors, the city mayor, diplomats, etc.
The Marathon of the Reading People originated in 2003, in connection with the celebrations on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the establishment of Varna Regional Library. In 2006, the initiative of Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library in Varna went national, under the motto “Reading Bulgaria”.
For 14 years now, the Marathon has been held in the territory of the entire municipality and continues to attract newer and newer enthusiasts, communities of people enchanted by the magic of the good book. The event is accompanied by children’s theatre stages, essay and illustration competitions, meetings with prominent writers and journalists, and every year children from various schools in Varna experience “A Fairy Night at the Library”.
The Marathon of the Reading People in 2017 г. (in Bulgarian) >>>