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The Reading Room

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The Reading Room has emerged as a new beacon of information and culture in Sofia, transforming into a modern urban oasis and a cherished destination within the City Garden. After years of neglect, the once-abandoned glass pavilion, tucked away behind the fountains, has undergone a significant transformation. On July 29, 2015, it officially opened its doors to both citizens and tourists, offering a welcoming space for reading and relaxation.

This innovative project was brought to life through the collaborative efforts of the “Association for Urban Reading Rooms” and the Municipal Enterprise “Tourism” of the Capital Municipality, alongside numerous partners and citizen-donors. The vision behind the Reading Room was to establish a new, modern public reading space in the heart of Sofia that would serve as an attractive and inviting environment for reading and book exchanges. It aims to foster a love for reading within the urban context, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Thanks to the generosity of over 1,000 donors, the Reading Room now houses a diverse collection of beloved books, making it a true treasure trove for book lovers. This initiative not only revitalizes a previously unused urban space but also strengthens the cultural and social fabric of Sofia, making literature accessible to everyone in a unique and engaging setting.

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