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The Bible is the first to travel to the new premises of the National Library

1/21/2014

On 18 January thousands of people in spite of cold weather took part in the symbolic campaign in which books from the old building of the National Library of Latvia were hand to hand brought to the new modern building on the other bank of the River Daugava. This was one of the opening events of Riga as cultural capital 2014. The Bible published in 19th century was the first that was moved to the new premises. Publishers of Latvia, including the Latvian Bible Society were among 14 000 people of all generations who participated in the event. 

Generalsecretary of LBS Valdis Teraudkalns with the Bible published in 1825.