For the 95th time, the Debrecen Book Week will be open to the public, starting next Wednesday and running until Sunday. 

As in previous years, the Book Week was a popular event. This year, the organisers wanted to appeal to families. There will be a variety of interactive activities and book presentations for the little ones, while adults can also take part in themed city walks alongside the theatrical programmes.

“We are expecting 48 programmes for book lovers from the youngest readers to the most experienced readers in and around Debrecen in the Csapó Street,” Tamás Korpa, curator of the Debrecen Book Week, said.

At the Book Week, almost all participants from the book industry are represented. The Méliusz Juhász Péter Library hopes that the event will encourage more people to visit libraries to read.

“The Book Week is a celebration of the whole book industry. It is a celebration of authors, publishers, printers, libraries, but above all of readers. It is important for us because it is a place where we can build new relationships, step out into the streets and public spaces, show what is new, what is happening in Hungarian literature and why”, Lóránt Kovács, Director of the library, emphasised.

István Puskás, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, said at the event’s launch on Thursday that they would like to see the book week change with the life of the city.

The Deputy Mayor said that the intention was to create an even more colourful, more open and more inclusive readership. What is very important, he stressed, is that this year’s book week will also be a week of more lively contact with the outside world, with the border regions.

With the intention of creating a tradition, guest cities are also invited to the Debrecen Book Week, and this year authors from Târgu Mures will be attending the event.

The programme of the Book Week is available here.

Author: Debrecen4U