June 16 is a familiar date to James Joyce fans. It is on this day in 1904 that Joyce sets all of the activity in his novel Ulysses, his modern retelling of the myth of Odysseus. The day is celebrated every year by readers around the world, particularly in Dublin, where a yearly festival is held.
Ulysses continues to resonate with readers, and has even caught up with the digital age. You can download free podcasts of author Frank Delaney's readings from Ulysses. You can also read this free online graphic novelization of Ulysses from Throwaway Horse.
Of course, if you want a print copy of the book, MPL has you covered. We have several different print editions of the novel, including annotated versions and critical interpretations. We also have e-book and e-audiobook editions, film versions on DVD, audiobooks on CD, and thousands of academic articles on the book accessible in our subscription databases. So find your own way to celebrate Bloomsday with help from MPL!