This year’s book fair under motto ‘Bosnian house – A window for a book’

sajam-knjige-339x480Twenty fifth book fair and 12th Book Biennale will be held from 17 to 22 April in Centre Skenderija in organization of ‘Centar Skenderija’, TKD ‘Šahinpašić’ and Association of Publishers and Booksellers of BiH (UIK BiH).

Authors and exhibitors from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Turkey, Germany, UK, Iran and Brazil will participate at the exhibition, and indirectly authors and publishers from France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland will also be exhibited.

‘This year’s fair will be held despite the economic crisis. This fair is the example of successful work, and organizers and partners have invested additional efforts in order to make the fair more successful. This is traditionally one of the largest fairs in Skenderija’ said manager of Skenderija Hajriz Bećirović at a press conference.

Taib Šahinpašić, owner of TKD Šahinpašić announced that this year, the number of exhibitors will be the same as last year. He added that the fair will start one day earlier with the solemn promotion on the occasion of 100 published books of Asim Kurjak, which will be held on 16 April at 7.30 p.m.

President of UIK BiH Ibrahim Spahić announced that Bećirović and Šahinpašić will traditionally give book to the first visitor of the fair.

This year’s fair will consist of promotions of publishing houses, authors and books, round tables on current issues from the field of literature, International meeting of Slavic studies librarians, and presentation of modern teaching aids and award ceremonies.

This year the central presentation space is conceived in ‘Bosanska kuća’.

Secretary General of International Meeting of Slavic studies librarians has announced that this year they will tackle the issues of transition of the book to e-book and its influence on publishers. More than 110 participants from 110 countries will participate in this meeting.

The fair will opened every from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the solemn opening ceremony will be held on 17 April at 6 p.m.

As usual, this year, the 9th Fair of universities will be held as a part of the fair.


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