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The Book Fair in Krakow 2011


Marta Szotkowska
The Book Fair in Krakow, photo provided by organiser

Umberto Eco's words "Do not think that books will disappear" became the slogan of the 15th anniversary edition of the Book Fair in Krakow.

The Book Fair in Krakow is a nationwide event bringing together hundreds of publishers and thousands of literature lovers in a single place and at the same time. Participants include media representatives, eminent scholars, bestselling writers, as well as representatives of the printing and bookselling industries.

In the last 14 years, the Book Fair has been visited by 250,000 people.

The Book Fair in Krakow is a multifaceted event consisting of Polish and foreign publishers’ presentations of publications, exhibitions, discussion panels, competitions, talks and presentations in seminar rooms, meetings with authors, theatrical shows and film screenings, concerts and book promotions. The Fair’s events are held throughout the city.

The 15th edition of the Krakow Book Fair in Krakow in a nutshell:

  • Fair guests will include: Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski, Marek Kamiński, Wojciech Kuczok and Maria Nurowska.
  • An extensive programme of side-events, including: Goncourt List: Polish selection 2011. Announcement of the winner and a meeting with Michel Houellebecq, winner of the Polish award for 2010; ARROW Plus Programme and work on the Polish book information platform (Books in Print). A detailed programme.
  • Premiere of the Small Nations Salon – Silesia, everything about literature, culture, dialect and the art of Silesia. Learn more.
  • eBook-Cafe – a cafe with electronic books and the latest e-book readers organised during the New Media Salon. More.
  • The following competitions will be concluded in Krakow for the first time: Audio Book of the Year 2010, Paper Display, Historical Book, The Best Book for Autumn and Literary Blog of the Year. Description of the competitions.
  • A large, reading flash mob, entitled Miłosz at Midday.
  • Joint beating of a Guinness record.

 

The entire programme

 

Organiser: Targi w Krakowie Ltd.

Project is realized within the Cultural Programme of the Polish EU Presidency in 2011.

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