Wednesday, 02 July 2008

Three into one just about goes

The number of visitors to the third Cape Town Book Fair climbed by 1,000 on last year to 51,000 – a welcome increase, especially as the fair seemed to have got off to the slow start. This is encouraging, and so congratulations to fair director Vanessa Badroodien and her team.

The fair consists of three components: a trade fair for the publishing industry, a retail fair to the public (which started up only last year), and literary discussions and talks which can be enjoyed by writers and readers alike. This is a huge, challenging task which requires outstanding organisational skills, and it is hard to please everyone...Read more here

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