Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tram those books


It was a cold and windy day in Prague so after exploring the squares, alleyways and delights of the
Old Town we decided to take a tram ride. We had bought 3 day tickets on arrival so a warm tram to see the sights outside the tourist areas offered a welcome respite to the biting wind. We boarded a number 24 not knowing where it would take us. After crossing the river and wandering through the suburbs it stopped outside a notable building where many folks were alighting. We decided to explore.

This was the Exhibition Ground and with great planning on our part, we had arrived at Book World Prague, the 20th International Book Fair and Literary Festival. Not to be outdone by the lack of an entry ticket we managed to walk through to the Exhibition Hall. From the mezzanine floor we had a good view of the activities below.

  



On descending back to ground floor level, I explored the displays and took some photos for all my friends in library land. 




Great to see Matthew Reilly's books promoted
Easy to see that fantasy has a large readership in languages other than English just by looking at the covers of many books displayed
Spotted some picture book favourites


Garfield and The Simpsons appeal in many languages
One English book stand amidst books from far and wide




What a delightful unplanned surprise the book fair was for me. What were you doing today friends?


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