The 62nd International Book Fair, celebrating the achievements of the written word, opened in Belgrade under the slogan “The Key is in books” on 22nd October, with visitors presented with the stands of around 500 exhibitors, including around 50 from abroad.
The honorary guests of this year’s fair are the German-speaking countries. Accordingly, programme ‘4 Countries 1 Language’ at the Belgrade Book Fair was opened on 23rd October by the ambassador of Germany H.E. Axel Dittmann, ambassador of Austria H.E. Johannes Eigner, ambassador of Switzerland H.E. Philippe Guex and Prince Stefan of Lichtenstein.
In addition to German-speaking countries, many other embassies participated at the 62nd International Book Fair as exhibitors and set up booths presenting literature from their respective countries – Japan, Ukraine, Canada, China, India, Russia, Belarus, Macedonia…
Visitors once again showed great interest in contemporary literary creativity this year, especially emanating from the German-speaking world.
During the course of the fair, visitors were presented with around 1,000 books by contemporary authors from these four countries, with as many as 350 titles premiering in Belgrade. The star of this year’s fair was Nobel Laureate Herta Müller.
This year’s International Book Fair will run until 29th October.