The Russian State Library hosts the largest Ottoman-era collection of over 35,000 Turkish books and other printed materials collected and exchanged since 1928.
A street library project makes reading more accessible in Egypt, where books are becoming a luxury amid economic hardship.
The campaign is the first of its kind in the Gaza Strip. The project also aims at broadening children's cultural, artistic and creative senses.
The oldest library in the world was reopened for visitors recently. Founded by a muslim woman more than 12 centuries ago, it underwent extensive renovations also headed up by another woman.
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