The ongoing 32nd TUYAP International Istanbul Book Fair attracted nearly 100,000 visitors in its first two days over the weekend, according to fair organizers.
Kicking off on Saturday at the TUYAP Fair and Convention Center in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, the fair was visited by nearly 42,000 bookworms on its first day while the second day saw some 58,000 people.
Set to run from Nov. 2 to 10, the fair is featuring over 300 side events and a total of 690 publishing houses and non-governmental organizations from around 28 countries. This year's fair is being held under the theme “Tarih: Geçmişteki Gelecek” (History: The Future in the Past) and the organizers lined up academic-historian Taner Timur as the event's writer of honor in line with the fair's theme.
The fair's guest of honor, China, is presenting Turkish books that have been translated in Chinese in the last decade along with other published items in its pavilion, which was one of the most visited sections on Saturday. Participating in the fair with nearly 100 publishing houses from China, the host country also has an exhibition on the history of printing and the Chinese alphabet.
CihanLast Mod: 05 Kasım 2013, 11:18