News and Events

EDRLab Appoints CTO, Evangelist

November 16, 2015
The European Digital Reading Laboratory (EDRLab), recently established to host Readium Europe and IDPF Europe operations, has appointed Laurent Le Meur (@lmrlaurent

Readium at EPUB Week NYC Oct 7-9

September 8, 2015
Readium Foundation will host an open meeting for member organizations on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 10:00am until 12:30pm, at the New York Public Library main building (5th Ave & 42nd St, NYC). A Readium contributors meeting will follow in the same location from 1:30pm until 5:00pm. Additionally, a "Gettting Started With Readium Software" bootcamp for developers newly adopting Readium technologies will be held on October 9, 1:30pm-5:00pm (also at NYPL).

Readium Foundation To Open European Headquarters in Paris

August 24, 2015
The Readium Foundation ( will later this year formally launch a new European headquarters in Paris, France. Readium Europe will be co-located with European headquarters for the affiliated International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), hosted by a newly created European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab). EDRLab has been formed with the support of the French government and industry stakeholders, with  1.5 million Euros of incremental funding already committed.

Executives from Deutsche Telekom, IBM and Mantano Join Readium Foundation Board

March 4, 2015

The members of Readium Foundation recently elected three new  directors to its expanded board. Joining the 9-member board are Simon Peter (Deutsche Telekom), David Boloker (IBM), and Jean-Marie Geffroy (Mantano), who led an exceptionally strong field of 10 candidates.

Readium Foundation Expands Board - Election Underway

February 11, 2015

Ten candidates are running for three seats on the Readium Foundation Board of Directors. The ten candidates standing for election represent a wide range of Readium Foundation member organizations, from IT industry giants such as IBM and Deutsche Telekom to leading publishing industry solution providers, and hail from seven different countries in North America, Europe and Asia. This strong engagement reflects the continued growth of as a global collaboration to promote the adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform for publishing via open source technology development.

Readium SDK Reaches Version 1.0

January 5, 2015 is pleased to announce that the “1.0” version of the Readium SDK has been released. With this release, the first version of the Readium SDK is essentially complete (hence the “1.0” label).

NYPL/Readium Open Book Hack Day - Jan 14

December 22, 2014
NYPL Labs and Readium Foundation are pleased to bring "Volume 2" of our Open Book Hack Day to the flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman building of the New York Public Library on Wednesday, January 14.  During this day-long event, we’ll push the limits of what’s possible with ebooks and open texts, liberate public domain documents onto the open web, play with tools to make it easier for authors to write and publish in creative ways, and improve the experience of finding amazing books in the public domain.

Readium Foundation Member Meeting - Jan 13

December 22, 2014
Members of Readium Foundation are invited to attend a meeting on January 13, 2015 10:00-1:00pm (U.S. ET) at the New York Public Library  5th Ave at 42nd St, NYC (room 201) and via Web conferencing.

Readium Foundation Liberalizes Membership, Open Source Licensing

June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014: Readium Foundation today announced major modifications to its membership terms and open source software licensing programs. Effective immediately, full membership in the Readium Foundation will be available to any organization or individual based on a sliding scale of dues starting at just $500 per year (for non-profits, individuals, and startups).

Readium for Chrome Rated Most Conformant EPUB 3 Reading System

February 19, 2014

The latest version of Readium for Chrome, launched just two days ago, has garnered the highest scores out of over two dozen reading systems in results published today on