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16 December
2013

The last such edition of the Second Life of a Book

Although there is just a little over a week left until Christmas and most of us are turning our thoughts to the Christmas menu, shopping, and searching for the right Christmas tree and presents, you did not disappoint us yet again, and, as usual, turned up in crowds for the book swap at the Wyspiański Pavilion. And wanting to thank you for yet another year together, we have prepared some surprises. The still fresh canvas bags with The Second Life of a Book logo, filled with books, went like hot cakes.

PLEASE NOTE: because the campaign has expanded significantly and attracts hundreds of participants each month, at your request, we are changing its location to a larger one. From the coming year forward, we will meet at the Tourist Services Centre (ul. Powiśle 11). Apart from monthly swaps, special editions will traditionally be organised: on Children’s Day, during the Conrad Festival and the Book Fair in Krakow, the culinary swaps during the Najedzeni Fest! festival, the holiday swap at the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the audio-visual material swaps organised in cooperation with the Arteteka of the Regional Public Library. See you there!

2014 schedule:

26.01.2014 the Tourist Service Center (ul. Powiśle 11)
26.01.2014 Forum Przestrzenie (ul. Konopnickiej 28) – Najedzeni Fest! – exchange only cookbooks and culinary newspapers
23.02.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)
30.03.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11) – special Prima Aprilis edition
06.04.2014 Forum Przestrzenie (ul. Konopnickiej 28) – Najedzeni Fest! – exchange only cookbooks and culinary newspapers
23-24.04.2014 the Regional Public Library in Krakow (ul. Rajska 1) – Malopolska Book Days “Książka i Róża”
11.05.2014 Arteteka (ul. Rajska 12, entry od ul. Szujskiego) – exchange only movies, CDs, computer games and audiobooks
25.05.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)
01.06.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11) – Children’s Day at TSC – exchange only children’s books
22.06.2014 Forum Przestrzenie (ul. Konopnickiej 28) – Najedzeni Fest! – exchange only cookbooks and culinary newspapers
29.06.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)
27.07.2014 MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (ul. Lipowa 4)
31.08.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)
28.09.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)
20-26.10.2014 special edition during the 6th Conrad Festival
23-26.10.2014 EXPO Kraków (ul. Centralna 53) – 18th Interlational Book Fair in Krakow
26.10.2014 Forum Przestrzenie (ul. Konopnickiej 28) – Najedzeni Fest! – exchange only cookbooks and culinary newspapers
16.11.2014 Arteteka (ul. Rajska 12, entry ul. Szujskiego) – exchange only movies, CDs, computer games and audiobooks
30.11.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)
14.12.2014 the Tourist Service (ul. Powiśle 11)

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.

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.