International Book Saloon for Children and Youth inaugurated in Moldovan capital
15:12 | 01.12.2022 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 1 December /MOLDPRES/ - The 24th edition of the International Book Saloon for Children and Youth today was inaugurated at the MOLDEXPO International Exhibition Centre, after a break of two years, caused by the pandemic crisis. The Saloon will be staged on 1-4 December.
Attending the event were the state secretary at the Culture Ministry, Andrei Chistol, the state secretary at the Education and Research Ministry, Adriana Cazacu, the head of the Moldovan Writers’ Union, Teo Chiriac, the head of the Union of Editors from Moldova, Gheorghe Prini, writer Spiridon Vangheli, people of culture and art.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, Eugenia Bejan, the director of the Ion Creanga National Library for Children, one of the event’s organizers, said that 17 exhibitors, publishing houses and book distributors participated in the current issue of the saloon. They suggest a rich supply of more than 50,000 books for children and young people in diverse languages, fiction and non-fiction.
The International Book Saloon for Children and Youth is a project organized by the National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People, with the financial support of the Culture Ministry and in partnership with the Ion Creanga National Library for Children, Editors’ Union, Writers’ Union, Fine Artists’ Union, MOLDEXPO International Exhibition Centre.
The project’s goal is to stimulate the interest in reading and knowledge through the turning to good account and promotion of books for children and youth both nationally and internationally, as well as through backing and promoting writers, illustrators, translators, editors.