Books and CDs will soon be part of Romes nightlife, thanks to a city council initiative allowing book and music shops to stay open until the early hours of the morning. In the first phase of a project which could be expanded, 18 shops will remain open until late (up to 02.00, though most have opted to close around midnight) every Friday throughout the summer, starting 30 May. The president of Romes bookstore association, Giovanni Salemi, expects more stores to join the project in coming weeks. "Notti di libri e musica" follows the successful book fair in Piazza Navona earlier this month, and coincides with the ongoing Festa delle letterature (see Whats on) at the Roman Forum.