Friday, October 4, 2019

National Day Celebration

I spent the whole day at the Tian'anmen Square for the National Day celebration on October 1, 2019. I was very tired and needed several days to recover. The thousand-people Joint Military Band in the morning and the thousand-people joint orchestra in the evening were extremely impressive.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

110th Anniversary of the National Library of China

110th Anniversary of the National Library of China, September 9, 2019.

Monday, June 24, 2019

My Recent Photo with a Bright Korean Tie

My recent photo during the meeting with guests from the National Library of Korea, wearing a bright tie produced by the National Library of Korea, with the design based on the picture "Garedogam Uigwe" -- Uigwe on the Wedding of King Yeongjo and Queen Jeongsun, 1759 -- collected in the National Museum of Korea

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Reading ceremony for the Book Day

Reading ceremony at the National Library of China for the World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, 2019. CCTV reported this event immediately.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year began on February 5, 2019. We passed on our greetings to the readers on the day as usual. The first reader arrived as early as 8 o'clock the day before, which meant that he waited outside the library building for about 13 hours! Fortunately, he received ten award-winning books from the library as new year gifts.

Monday, August 27, 2018


I was busy for the 25th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) last week, to attend forums, opening ceremony, exhibition and reception. I have attended almost all the 25 BIBFs since the very beginning, and witnessed the development of Chinese publishing industry in the past 30 years.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

New Book Released in Shanghai Book Fair

Shanghai Book Fair opened last week.
I was very glad to know that my new book was officially published during the book fair.
It's my third collection of essays, including blog posts, book reviews and other essays related to library and book trade.
This book is illustratated by Anjianda, a copper relief artist. The illustrations are the results of our interative communications and are all related library, book reading and book trade.
The book is one of the serias "Civil Reading Book Beauty" published by the Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House.

书蠹精语 / The Bookworm Speaks
顾犇 著 / by Ben Gu
安建达 插图 / Illustrations by Anjianda
上海 : 上海科技文献出版社, 2018 / Published by the Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Publishing House, August 2018
书蠹精语 / 顾犇著 ; 安建达插图. — 上海 : 上海科技文献出版社, 2018. — 270 页. — 978-7-5439-7668-9.