The weather was perfect at the last Krakow Book Fair this year in Św. Marii Magdaleny Square. On Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 September, a dozen or so antiquarians and second-hand booksellers from Krakow and the entire region set up their stalls around Reverend Skarga’s column. Given Stanisław Lem’s 96th birth anniversary on 12 September, attractions themed around the works by the author of Solaris were in place: a narrative event based on Mortal Engines was performed on Saturday, 9 September, by Mateusz Świstak and Andrzej Teofil from the project Baśnie na warsztacie, followed one day later by meetings with Rafał Kosik and Wojciech Orliński, the author of recently released Lem’s biography. The Book Fair programme was closed with a Sunday walk in the footsteps of the most frequently translated Polish author of all time.
See the photo gallery from the fair! Photographs by Inga Szeliga.