Thursday Opening of Thessaloniki's 13th Annual Book Fair
The 13th annual International Book Fair of Thessaloniki opens Thursday, May 12, and the International Trade Fair-HEL-EXPO exhibition center.
The fair is all about the confluence of authors and readers revolving around the world of literature, art and culture. Authors will include 190 from Greece, 30 from other countries, along with 300 publishers and a total of 284 events. As has happened every year, there will be open forums between writers and their readers.
Other events will include a cultural program featuring honored Russian authors, and a feature entitled "Refugees, Then and Now," organized jointly by the City of Thessaloniki, the Festival of Young Literary Artists, the Festival of Translation, along with the participation of authors and publishers from China, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, and Albania, among others.