Saturday, October 3, 2009

Belgrade Book Fair Has a New Concept

By Li Novak
Belgrade, Sept. 18, 2009 (Serbia Today) - International Belgrade Book Fair is founded in 1956. This annual manifestation is now taking place for the 54th time, in halls of Belgrade Fair at Bulevar Vojvode Misica 14. This event is a great opportunity for the booklovers to visit the publishing houses’ stands and to be informed about the latest editions of new books. This year’s guest of honor will be Greece. Organizers of the event have announced same changes in basic concept. The date of beginning is October 26th and the closer is on November 1st. 54. International Belgrade Book Fair will be held on bigger exhibition space than the earlier years and there will be provided better conditions for publishing presentations.
Domestic and foreign publishers whose exclusive and basic activity is publishing books will be settled in the main exhibition hall – Hall 1. In that space, only their own editions will be presented. The other exhibitioners will be settled in Hall 4, Hall 1a and Hall 2a.
There will be presented other bookselling and publishing houses, domestic and foreign state publishers, the publishers of educational literature, publishing houses specialized for comics etc.
In an announcement organizers also told that 800 exhibitioners have already confirmed their participation in this year’s manifestation. The books are assorted in following groups: belletristic, books for children, theological literature, practical books, antique books, literature and periodic about computers and literary-scientific periodic.
The reading audience will have possibility to attend promotions of new books, to buy latest editions by low prices, to hear the popular authors alive and to visit many other interesting programs.

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