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About 150 publishing houses from nine countries to participate in International Book Saloon for Children and Youth in Moldova

15:54 | 13.04.2018 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 13 April /MOLDPRES/ - About 150 publishing houses from Moldova, Romania, France, China, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine will participate in the 22nd issue of the International Book Saloon for Children and Youth, due at the Chisinau-based MOLDEXPO International Exhibitions Centre on 19-22 April.   

Contacted by MOLDPRES, the deputy director of the Ion Creanga National Library for Children, Eugenia Bejan, has said that the Saloon offered diverse possibilities to visitors to better know more publishing houses of Moldova and from abroad, to know new important book titles, participate in discussions and meetings with writers, creation workshops, contests, professional meetings, as well as to buy books at low prices.      

According to Bejan, the surprise book, provided free of charge to children visitors of the Saloon, this year will be titled, Poezii mici de crescut mare, (Small Poems for Growing Up) by Vasile Romanciuc. The book will reach 15,000 families. During those four days, about 80 book titles will be launched at the Saloon. The launches will take place at the pavilion 3 of the Moldexpo centre, at the lyceums Prometeu, Nikolai Gogol, B.P. Hasdeu Municipal Library, Transilvania public library and the Onisifor Ghibu public library from Chisinau.     

Besides the stands of the publishing houses and books distributors, more exhibitions could be visited: visual exhibition, Centenary of Bessarabia’s Union with Romania of the Chisinau-based Mihai Eminescu Romanian Cultural Institute, arts exhibition, Din străbuni am moștenit (We Have Inherited from Ancestors) by children of the ARTICO Republican Centre for Children and Youth and an exhibition, Cărțile adună prietenii (Books Assemble Friends), due to include books by writers from Romania, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, invited to the Saloon.     

The event is organized by Moldova’s national section of the International Board on Books for Young People, Education, Culture and Research Ministry, Ion Creanga National Library for Children, Editors’ Union of Moldova, Writers’ Union of Moldova, Chisinau city hall, National Commission of Moldova for UNESCO, as well other culture institutions.     

(Reporter N. Roibu, editor L. Alcaza)