Jólabókaflóðið (Icelandic for "The book flood of Christmas") is the annual flood of new books in Iceland occurring in the months before Christmas every year. Its name refers to the fact that new books are generally published only during the Christmas season in Iceland.
Newly published books are listed in a yearly compilation called bókatíðindi ("book news") that is distributed to all households for free; the total number of new books published was about 800 in 2007 and 760 in 2008.
- Elliott Brandsma, "Too Many Books: Do Icelandic Publishers Need To Chill Out?", Reykjavik Grapevine, May 5, 2015 (retrieved 23 Oct 2015).
- Christian Praetorius (2007-11-21). "Weihnachten naht". Island-Blog (in German). Retrieved 2007-11-29.
- Alda Sigmundsdóttir (2008-12-28). "MY ICELAND: the Christmas books". The Iceland Weather Report. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
- (in Icelandic) Bókatíðindi
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