By order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated October 17, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the prominent representative of Azerbaijani culture, great composer, well-known scientist-pedagogue and public figure, People's Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labour, Laureate of State Prize of the USSR and Azerbaijan SSR, academician Gara Abulfaz oglu Garayev is celebrated nationwide. The book exhibition reflecting the life and activities of the composer was opened in the Art Literature Hall of the Presidential Library on the occasion of this anniversary celebrated by UNESCO as well.   The musical works of outstanding composer, books and periodicals written about him in Azerbaijani and foreign languages were included in the exhibition.