Krakow Book Fair – summer edition!

The silly season phenomenon clearly does not affect literary life in Krakow.Specially for the beginning of summer holidays, the Krakow Festival Office – operator of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme invites you to the Krakow Book Fair – another edition of cyclical open-air event where we present the offer of booksellers from Krakow and the region.The fair will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the charming Marii Magdaleny Square.

The Second-Hand Bookstores Hulaj PoleAbecadłoSzafa Pełna Książek and our friends from Katowice Second-Hand Bookstores Suszek and 451stopni; Hobby Bookstore FankomiksAmerican Bookstore, and Świat w Tunelu who usually operates in the underpass near the “Jubilat” Department Store, as well as booksellers known from Sunday mornings at Hala Targowa – second-hand book offer at the Krakow Book Fair seems great as usual!The idea behind the fair organised since 2016 is to popularise second-hand books as full-value reading for the young and the old, and to remind about the long antiquarian tradition of the first Polish UNESCO City of Literature event.

At the fair, you can also have coffee from the Bike Café, taste exquisite hummus from Hummus Amamamusi, and roasted chestnuts from Pan Kasztan.

The fair will also boast cultural events, including the meeting with editors of KONTENT and WIDMA poetry magazinesplanned for 2:00 PM. WIDMA gathers some of the best contemporary and avant-garde poets from Poland and the USA, offering parallel translations of poetry.This is also the first ever publication by Massolit Bookstore (4 Felicjanek Street).KONTENT quarterly is a fresh title by students of the Polish studies at the Jagiellonian University.

At 4:00 PM, Paweł Chojnacki will deliver a lecture about Zygmunt Nowakowski.The lecture with the presentation of antique publications from the author’s archives will be a great opportunity to remind about this great, but forgotten Cracovian – writer and journalist with a very vivid biography (1891-1963).During the fair, you can also come across a Lotna Czytelnia (Mobile Library) bike of the Voivodeship Public Library in Krakow, where you can borrow books entirely for free with no time limit for reading.




The Krakow Book Fair is organised by Krakow Festival Office, operator of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme.

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