The success of the 2016 Opole Book Festival
Opole is reading! More than seven thousand people took part in numerous festival events: book fair, meetings with authors, workshops, the Great Opole Dictation Contest and concerts.
Two days, three concerts, 37 authors and 41 exhibitors from all over Poland. The 2016 Opole Book Festival, organised by the Opolgraf printing house and the Inspiration Factory Foundation, is the first event of its type in Poland to promote reading through music.
“It’s amazing! Our family spent two fantastic days here! Thank you!” says Arek Branicki, a discussion participant. The family character of the Book Festival resulted from the presence of children’s book publishing houses, as well those for older readers. The visitors could also buy books at reduced prices during the book fair, which took place in the Opole Concert Hall. “An interesting venue, the city centre, a great atmosphere and lovely Opole. The choice of venue, close to the city library and park, the engagement, the number of meetings with authors, big names – these things do not happen so often during such events, compared to other cities. Châpeau bas!” says Marcin Porczyński of the Literatura publishing house.