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The Second Life of a Book - September 2013, pic. Grzegorz Ziemiański, www.fotohuta.pl
02 October
2013

A successful book swap

Another book exchange and another success! This edition of Drugie Życie Książki [The Second Life of a Book] was exceptional because it was the first one this autumn. The cold and unfavourable weather did not discourage you from visiting the Wyspiański Pavilion and swapping your books. We would like to thank each and every of those who decided to spend last Sunday with us! And we already would like to invite you to our next October exchanges – there will be many of these. Get ready!

On Wednesday, the 16th of October, we will exchange books at Gołębnik (ul. Gołębia 14) from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. And from the 21st of October on, special editions of the campaign will accompany the Conrad Festival and the Book Fair. Our stand will be located at the Festival Centre in Pałac pod Baranami (Rynek Główny 27) and at Galeria Krakowska (ul. Pawia 5) from the 21st – 27th of October. We would also like to encourage you to come to the 17th Book Fair at the venue of Targi w Krakowie (ul. Centralna 41a). Visit our stand No. A28! See you there!

The Second Life of a Book is a joint campaign of the Krakow Festival Office and Bookeriada.pl. Everyone can take part in the free book swap; just bring at least one book and a maximum of ten books if they are in good condition. Books published till 1995 can be swapped only for those that were also published till that year, whereas newer books (published after 1995) can be swapped for every book available during the given book swap. Find out more about the campaign at: www.drugiezycieksiazki.pl. So far, 17 events helped over 5,000 people swap books, with nearly 15,000 books finding new owners. Over 800 volumes (out of 2,300 books donated to libraries by campaign participants) ended up at the Regional Public Library, with 124 more going to the Bibliopaths’ Zone.

Media partners: RMF Classic and Fragile.
Partners: Galeria Krakowska, Strefa Wolnego Czytania, Klubokawiarnia likeKonik

The project was subsided from the resources of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.