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Most often, visitors to Moscow reading rooms are interested in the works of contemporary Russian prose writers.
The capital’s libraries have named the most popular books among the holders of the unified library card (ULP). The rating was compiled for the World Writers Day, which is celebrated on March 3.
ECB gives Muscovites access to a huge library fund, which numbers about 13 million publications. Among them are fiction and professional literature, rare and old books, newspapers and magazines.
“This year, library visitors have already received more than 785,000 books with a single library card. We noted that Muscovites follow literary trends and are interested in the works of contemporary Russian prose writers, ”said Sergey Shakryl, curator of IT projects in the field of culture and business of the Moscow Department of Information Technologies.
The top 3 most popular books were headed by the novel “Brisbane” by writer Evgeny Vodolazkin, published in 2019. This is a story about the famous guitarist Gleb Yanovsky, who once discovered signs of Parkinson’s disease and realized that he would no longer be able to perform on stage. The virtuoso musician recalls his past and searches for a new meaning in life. This year, Brisbane has been borrowed from libraries more than 720 times by the townspeople.
The second place in the ranking of the most widely read works was taken by the book “My Children” (2018) by the writer Guzel Yakhina. The novel takes place in the 1920s – 1930s in the USSR. The German Jacob Bach, a school teacher, lives as a hermit on a farm in the Volga region with his daughter Anche. He witnesses many historical events: the Civil War, the mass famine of 1932-1933, collectivization. The book was given out in the libraries of Moscow 695 times.
Closing the top three is the debut novel of the Russian actor and writer Grigory Sluzhitel “Days of Savely” (2018). The book is narrated on behalf of the homeless cat Savely, who constantly gets into trouble and finds the meaning of life. According to the author’s intention, the fate of a cat is similar to that of a person. Muscovites have taken this novel in reading rooms more than 500 times.
In addition, such works as “Rain in Paris” by Roman Senchin, “Heavenly Postman Fedya Bulkin” by Alexandra Nikolaenko, “Stories about Lech Gorokhov” by Valentina Degteva, “One – a man, two – a man …” by Elena Yaryshevskaya are popular among visitors to the capital’s libraries. , “Indirectly” by Alexei Salnikov, “Finist is a clear falcon” by Andrey Rubanov.
Among foreign literature, the owners of the ECHB prefer to take funny children’s poems “The Book of Animals for Unbearable Children. Another book of beasts for completely useless children ”, written by the English writer Hilar Belloc. Book lovers also read the works of the American novelist Alan Gratz, the English writer and literary critic Julian Barnes, and the Swedish writer Peter Ekberg. The series of novels about the wizard Harry Potter by the English writer J.K. Rowling is still popular.
From february unified library card accepted in all 440 libraries of the capital’s Department of Culture. Thanks to him, in order to receive books or periodicals in different reading rooms, you no longer need to register in each of them separately.
A unified library card is a plastic card with a barcode and a unique 13-digit number. To get the ECHB, you need to come to the city library with a passport. And to issue a card, a child needs to be accompanied by one of the parents (or an official representative) and present a passport.
A Muscovite card can also be used as a single library card. The librarian will link it to the reader’s profile in a unified automated library information system, where information about the user is displayed: his last name, first name and patronymic, contacts and books that are listed for him.
Muscovites have already issued more than 470 thousand single tickets, of which over 11 thousand – this year.
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