Belgrade’s increasingly popular annual Book Fair opens tomorrow (the 23rd of October)
With leaves yellowing, winter boots taking up front rows in shoe closets, schedules getting tighter, you don’t need a calendar to tell you autumn is here when you start doubling as a human-blanket-burrito with a side dish of AC and hot tea. For some of us, transition from flip-flops and piña coladas to jumpers and mulled wine brings a certain kind of delight, but for others, rainy days and layers might not be their cup of tea.
Whichever season you prefer, there’s no better time of the year to crank out the books and read the cold away. That’s why October is a very special month in the calendar of every serious book lover in Serbia, for it is the month of the Belgrade Book Fair, a perfect place to stock up on new books at great prices. This year’s fair is held from the 23-30 October, at its usual venue, Belgrade’s main exhibition hall, Sajam. Apart from significantly lower prices, you can also expect a wider selection of books, all in one place. Also, every year the Book Fair hosts many international publishers and each year a different country is chosen as the guest of honour. This year’s guest of honour is Iran, which means you have the opportunity to learn about Iranian culture through workshops and lectures held at their booth.
A single ticket for entry to the Book Fair is 200 RSD, where a group ticket (for 20 people or more) works out at 150 RSD per person. Parking is available and costs 100 RSD per hour. For any further information check out the official website: www.sajamknjiga.rs
Like a book is food for a beautiful mind, a pljeskavica (like a burger, only much better) is food for a happy soul. So, before you go home to enjoy one of your newly purchased books cosying up to a cup of tea, treat yourself to some proper tasty Serbian style BBQ straight from the grill just outside the halls.
Visit Belgrade book fair for an educational and tasty autumn day.