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12 International Book Fair opens in St. Petersburg

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12 International Book Fair opens in St. Petersburg


12 International Book Fair opens today in Saint Petersburg, RIA Novosti informs. Participating publishers represent more than 15 countries including China, Japan, Britain, Serbia, US, Iran and others.

Year of Ecology and 100 anniversary of Russian Revolution are becoming two principal forum topics. The fair spreads out in Mikhailovsky Manege (Winter Stadium) and surrounding street space and the nearest streets. 250 National and Foreign Publishing Houses are showing their recent issues.

The program is rich and diverse. New books novelties, meetings with authors, round tables, seminars, master classes, Paper Collection action, several theater and music performances and many other events are included in this major event.

Avid readers will be able to meet face to face with famous writers, including Denis Dragunsky, Alexandra Marinina, Nik Perumov, and others. The guest of honour, a member of the British Royal Family Princess Michael of Kent will introduce her new book as well.

This year’s exhibition highlights are mobile guides that will move around on segways and inform public about literary attraction of the city.

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