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Book World Prague 2018 scoring record high attendance

14 May 2018

Prague, May 13 (CTK) - The 24th international Book World Prague 2018 fair, with the focus on Comics and Groundbreaking 20th Century, was seen by the record 46,000 people, organiser Jana Chalupova told journalists after its end on Sunday.

Israel, the guest of honour this year, presented itself with many programmes, Chalupova said.

"We want to be not only a place in which books are bought, but also a festival, a large literary cafe. We want the stay at the Book World Prague to be enjoyed by everyone, the young, the elderly, the laymen, the bookworms and occasional readers alike," Book World Prague director Radovan Auer said.

"We want to be a festival of books and literature," Auer said.

On the closing day of the festival, the actor Igor Bares introduced the audio book House of Cards.

Israel presented itself in the programme called Czechoslovakia and Israel. 70 Years of Friendship. There was also a public meeting with Israeli translator, literary scholar and crime writer Dror Mishani.

This year, there was also the record number of 404 exhibitors from 22 countries.

There were 208 stands on the area of 3495 square metres.

In September, there will be the first annual Book World Plzen, Chalupova said.

"We want to focus the festival on education, this is why it will be held by the university town Plzen at the end of September," she added.

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