14th International Book Fair - BOOK WORLD PRAGUE

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Guest of Honour: Spain
Focus: Love and Passion in Literature, Book and Lifestyle,
Egypt - 50 Years of Czech Egyptology
Date: 24th - 27th April 2008
Venue: Industrial Palace Prague - Holešovice Exhibition Grounds

About the Prague International Book Fair

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Although each international book fair is unique, all book fairs aim to create a climate for successful business negotiations between exhibitors and visitors. Book fairs draw attention to new releases by publishers and booksellers, and they showcase companies and institutions active in the book market and culture. Like other international trade fairs, Bookworld Prague balances commercial and educational goals.

The first day of the fair is reserved exclusively for trade professionals and members of the press. Every year, the main organiser of the book fair - The Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers and its production company Svět Knihy, Ltd. - focuses on attracting as many booksellers, librarians, information professionals, literary agents, and representatives of publishers and printers as possible. Every exhibitor will have the opportunity to meet a potential business partner, and should feel assured that the maximum has been done to fulfill their needs. The presence of an international spectrum of exhibitors and visitors at the book fair is especially important for managers of Czech companies, who can observe world trends in the profession and display their new releases to foreign vistors. Exhibitors from abroad will gain greater familiarity with the Czech book market and the demands of Czech readers, which may inspire negotiations concerning copyright issues or book export.

Bookworld Prague is very popular among the general reading public. It features numerous programmes for visitors: professional seminars and conferences, meetings with writers, author readings, presentations by publishers, and awards ceremonies for outstanding publishing and creative achievements. On a humorous note, the Translators Guild presents the annual Rack Anti - award - a prize for the worst translation of a foreign work into Czech.

The book fair is held in the Industrial Palace at the Prague Exhibition Grounds. Built for the Provincial Jubilee Exhibition of 1891, the Art Nouveau palace is dominated by its central hall, and features two wings. The total exhibition area of the palace is 10,000 square metres, and the exhibition grounds offer flexible solutions for larger exhibition areas.

We would like to invite you all to BOOKWORLD PRAGUE 2008 -
14 th International Book Fair