Bookfest: 300 events, 200 publishing houses, 1 million titles; guest country - Poland

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The 9th edition of the International Book Fair Bookfest 2014, hosted in the Romexpo exhibition complex of Bucharest between May 28 and June 1, proposes 300 events of 200 publishing houses, with more than 1,000,000 titles on display, Romanian Publishers Association President Grigore Arsene announced in a press conference on Tuesday, May 27.

'Everybody will be at Bookfest, from creators — the authors — to the publishers and distributors. The public will have the opportunity to see how a book is produced,' said Arsene; he also voiced his satisfaction about the foundation of new publishing houses, in greater number than those closing their doors.

He mentioned the attempt to cut the participation costs for the publishers at this edition of the fair.

Great names of Romanian culture will meet the public this year, too; Andrei Plesu, Gabriel Liiceanu, Mircea Cartarescu, Horia-Roman Patapievici, Neagu Djuvara, Lucian Boia, Dan C. Mihailescu, Radu Paraschivescu, Vladimir Tismaneanu, Oana Pellea, George Banu, Aurora Liiceanu, Ioana Parvulescu, Florin Iaru, Mircea Daneliuc, Emil Brumaru, Ion Bogdan Lefter, Livius Ciocarlie, Ileana Malancioiu, Bedros Horasangian, Marta Petreu, Marius Chivu, Daniela Zeca Buzura, Daniel Cristea Enache, Gabriel Chifu, and Andrei Cornea are just a few of them.

Children have a special place at Bookfest, on June 1(Children's Day) and throughout the event; a special place is arranged for them with workshops, lectures and dedicated happenings.

Humanitas Multimedia, Humanitas, Humanitas Fiction, Arthur, Corint Junior, Curtea Veche Publishing, Nemira, Paralela 45, RAO, and Vellant publishing houses prepared the first edition of Bookfest Junior, consisting of four days of children and teenager...

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