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The Second Life of a Book, pic. Elżbieta Kolny-Cukier
24 September
2013

Books for seasonal depression

The first cold and unpleasant autumn evenings have come. It is high time to figure out how to make them a little bit warmer. Our proposal: let’s read. If you do not have an idea about what book to read – we would like to invite you to another edition of our campaign The Second Life of a Book. This Sunday (the 29th of September) at 3 p.m., we will exchange books that will help us fight seasonal depression. Traditionally, we meet at Wyspiański Pavilion (pl. Wszystkich Świętych 2). At 3.30 p.m., the campaign’s partner – Strefa Wolnego Czytania would like to invite you to the conference hall on the first floor to a meeting within the Mistrzowie Poezji [Poetry Masters] series. This time, our guest is Tomasz Różycki – poet, essay writer, translator from French, the author of a collection of texts entitled Tomi. Notatki z miejsca postoju [Tomi. Notes from a Stopping Place] which was received very warmly by the critics. The meeting will be hosted by Katarzyna Kubisiowska.

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