Thursday, September 15, 2005

Publishers gather under the Acropolis

English language Kathimerini reports:

Mild September evenings are perfect for a visit to the annual outdoor book fair on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, beneath the Acropolis.

Hundreds of publishers are participating in the fair, which is organized by the Publishers’ League (SEKB). The theme is “Greek Books in the World” and there will be a special exhibit of a panorama of Greek books in translation and bilingual editions, ranging from literature and art books to cookbooks and travel guides.

The Greek branch of UNICEF is holding a discussion on “Books: A Means of Combating Poverty” at the Acropolis Study Center (2-4 Makriyianni St). Speakers are Lambros Kanellopoulos, president of UNICEF’s Greek branch; Pantelis Kapsis, editor of Ta Nea; Seraphim Fyntanidis, editor of Eleftherotypia; Professor Constantinos Tsoukalas and Nikolaos Nkas, general secretary of SEKB.

The National Book Center (EKEBI) will have a stand at the fair, providing information about Greek books and their promotion abroad.

The fair opens tomorrow and runs till October 2. The official opening by Greek President Karolos Papoulias is on September 19 at 7 p.m.

Open Monday-Thursday 6-10.30 p.m.; Friday- Saturday 6-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6-10.30 p.m.

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