On Friday, I went to the Book Fair for the last time (well, last time this year); the fair itself ended on Sunday. This time, I brought a total of two books, and a free comic/magazine.
It was pretty crowded, because it was Friday afternoon, and because a lot of people received their paychecks. As happy as they were because of so many visitors, publishers and their staff seemed to be ready to drop (while being perfectly aware that the real crowd would arrive on Saturday). I kept running into friends, met some new ones, and also heard some really sad news.
Overall, the Book Fair was fun… And now I have almost 50 new books to read (I’ve read 3 short ones so far, and I’m reading the 4th). Not bad. Not bad at all.
Here are a few more pictures, and the rest is at the old place.
On Thursday, I went to the Book Fair for the second time. Thursday is the day when the teachers take schoolkids to the fair, so many people avoid coming then, but I enjoy seeing what a good time the children have, and how much they like being around the books.
I didn’t get as many books as on Monday, but, as you can see, I still did get a nice pile. My back didn’t hurt this time, and that’s great; I have no idea when I’m going to read all these books (by the same time next year, I guess), but that’s fine.
Of course, it’s not just about the books; it’s the time of year when book lovers, authors, publishers, editors, and translators meet, have a chat, and have a good (although sometimes energy-draining) time together.
I’m adding a few pictures so you can get a taste of what it’s like, and you can see the rest here.
The International Belgrade Book Fair has started, I went there yesterday, and will certainly visit it again once or twice before it ends.
I avoided the crowd by going on Monday and during the working hours, but there were still a lot of people, and a lot of kids; some folks find kids annoying, but I’m always glad to see them enjoying themselves at the Book Fair. On the picture above, you can see all the books I brought home (my back still hurts), and below are a few chosen pics from the Fair. For more pictures (a LOT more) click here, and keep checking that link, because I’ll keep adding more photos.