Literary beer release celebrates Latvian writers

A new sort of beer bearing downbeat quotes from Latvian writers has been released to celebrate Latvia's literary greats. Its name - #iamintrovert - is shared with the hashtag Latvia will use at the 2018 London Book Fair, and the recipe features potatoes, a true staple of the Latvian diet.  

National library has digital ambitions

The Latvian National Library (LNB) in the coming 18 months will implement a project concerned with digitization of cultural heritage co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and in cooperation with national information agency LETA and technologies company Fitek, LETA reported September 4.

Thief steals Latvia's literary treasure

On June 21 a thief stole several relics, including a typewriter used by Latvian literary hero Rainis, from the Rainis and Aspazija Summer House museum in Jūrmala, the State Police said on Facebook. 

LIVEBLOG: Latvia at the London Book Fair

The Baltic states are joining forces at the London Book Fair being held March 14-16 to promote the region's writers and writing. LSM is along for the ride and will update you on all the latest literary happenings.