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Book Flood (Jolabokaflod)

December 16, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Bring your lunch, and, if you’d like, a book to exchange with others, to this informal, drop-in event based on the annual Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod. Library staff will be on hand to share some of their favorite recent books, buzz about upcoming titles and advice for finding your next book to read or give as a gift. Participants can take home one of the gently used books that will be available, and, in keeping with another tradition of Jolabokaflod, hot cocoa will be served.

Jolabokaflod, or the Yule Book Flood, originated during World War II when foreign imports were restricted, but paper was cheap. Iceland could not support a year-round publishing industry, so book publishers flooded the market with new titles in the final weeks of the year and thus the tradition of exchanging books as gifts in December was born. The event runs through 1:30 p.m. Community Room


December 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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