NBU Center for the Book, Virtually
Keywords:library; pandemic; books; online services
The text presents the digital activities of the New Bulgarian University (NBU) Center for the Book during the time of pandemic, declared state of emergency and the closure of the university. The publication covers the work of the Publishing House, the Library, the University Archives and the Readersâ€™ Club. In the period of isolation, the NBU Publishing House published new books in various fields and presented them via Facebook due to the impossibility to hold live meetings in the bookstore of the Center. During this period, the NBU Library (which is a combination of traditional and electronic resources and services) supported online learning through remote services. The University Archive presented virtually the personal archives of Prof. Milcho Leviev and Prof. Miroslav Yanakiev. The NBU Readersâ€™ Club maintained its interest in reading by publishing video reviews of books selected before the pandemic, as Arthur Haleyâ€™s Airport, Svetlana Aleksievichâ€™s Chernobyl Prayer, and Olga Tokarchukâ€™s Flights.