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8th Warsaw Book Fair 2017 - thanks for being with us!

The 8th Warsaw Book Fair and the accompanying 11th Science and Academic Book Fair ACADEMIA took place on 18-21 May 2017 at PGE Narodowy.

They gathered nearly 800 exhibitors from 32 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Macedonia, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as almost 1000 authors and 75 000 visitors. The four-day event also featured 1500 events: meetings, discussions, debates, presentations of new releases and bestsellers, competitions, literary and artistic attractions and exhibitions.

We address special thanks to the Warsaw Book Fair's Guest of Honour - Germany. Thanks to the meetings with Herta Müller, Charlotte Link and 10 other German authors the Polish audience has had the opportunity to take a closer look at the diversity of the German literature and culture. The 220 m German stand was a place of presentation of over 800 titles from 66 publishers and institutions.

Owing to the registration system, kindergarten, primary and secondary school groups could book participation in selected events. On Thursday and Friday alone, they were attended by 9 000 participants from more than 300 schools, kindergartens and other didactic institutions. The Warsaw Book Fair in 2018 was visited by 1 513 booksellers and librarians.

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