01.01.1970 - 15.09.2012
The objective of the initiative “Library on the Beach 2012” is to promote culture via reading, throughout summertime and beyond– thus the beach as perfect locality for this event in touristic spots of the Cilento coastal area. Sponsored by Legambiente Castellabate, the project’s slogan is “La lettura favorisce l’abbronzatura”("Read While Getting a Tan”). Having had much success during seasons past, “Library” has gained large consensus this year as well, with numerous beach establishments already setting up to take part this summer.
Beachgoers can borrow (for the day) a good book in any of the participating establishments and, even better, enjoy reading it in the comfort of a lounge chair or under an umbrella on the sand.
The libraries on the beach already count numerous volumes spanning all tastes and genres, from adventure and comics to novels and noirs.
The Naples Prize Foundation has gone so far to donate 100 books, and the Ammirati Progetto Legno has curated the designs for some of the beach libraries. Whoever so desires can also donate books both used and new, in order to expand the collections. The event will also feature book presentations.