The European Library and the European national libraries have created a fascinating online exhibition: “Reading Europe: European culture through the book”. This “offers a rare opportunity to view some of the hidden literary gems from the national libraries of Europe. Twenty-three countries have selected nearly a thousand works for the public to peruse. Visitors can discover everything from 18th century English bestsellers to the lost interiors of Russian palaces, all presented in an innovative and multilingual form.” Twenty-six countries and thirty-one languages are represented. The exhibition includes curatorial information about each participating national library, in English and their official languages.