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Opens XX International Book Fair

September 5 2007
11:25

Organizers believe the event will visit no less than 300,000 book lovers. The guest of honor of the exhibition this year - China. Exposition of the PRC is very representative: it will take more than a thousand square meters.

Jubilee International Book Fair opens in just a few hours. This year, the largest secondhand festival marks 20 years of age. Although according to other sources - 30. In the first book fair was held in the 77-m, but the annual was the 87 th.

In the halls of VVC are last-minute preparations. Especially carefully to the case approached the Chinese delegation. Honored guests this holiday books contributed the largest exhibition space, but the products brought by publishers from the PRC, even at 1000 square meters fit to work.

Albums of the Russian artists with comments in Chinese, biographies of political figures - from Khrushchev to the present day, books and literature. At the booth of China - more than 8,000 titles. When the exhibition closes, all the editions of the exhibition will give the Russian State Library. The most valuable gift - "Collection of books on the imperial order" - a series of 500 volumes on history, literature and art of China.

They brought about 40 writers, about 30 publishers. Although interest in Chinese literature in Russia is quite high, but the results of this interest while in its infancy, few translate and publish Chinese literature.

A delegation from China had prepared another gift. Prize with a truly poetic Chinese name - "Autumn Chrysanthemum" - hand over the best Russian translators of literature of China.

Besides the Chinese, the exhibition fair was attended by representatives of publishing houses from 60 countries. Although it remains the main exposition - is output Russian book printers. After just the first half of 2007 in Russia saw the light of 52 000 different editions.

Among the guests of the fair - Edvard Radzinsky, Eugene Grishkovets, Ulitskaya, Vasily Aksenov, recently celebrated its 75 th anniversary. For the first time in history to meet with writers, readers will be able not only to the REC, but also in clubs and literary cafes. In the book world capitals - Leipzig, Frankfurt, London - fairs are no longer confined to a space pavilion. News reports.

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