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Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense

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The Hundred Friends of the Book

Since 2019 the Biblioteca Braidense has hosted the Associazione Cento Amici del libro, a partnership of bibliophiles who for almost 80 years have been publishing high quality books printed on hand-made paper with unpublished texts by poets or writers and enriched by graphic interventions by well-known Italian and foreign artists.

The artist’s book scheduled for the current year includes an unpublished text entitled “Until the day separates you or a question of light” by the Austrian writer Peter Handke, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2019, translated into Italian by Piera Benedetti. In addition, the library keeps a copy of every book created by the Association since its inception.