Bookfair Under the Acropolis
A few days ago we visited a book fair under the Acropolis. It was already dark, both the old stones up the hill and the book stalls were lit up (see pic). Some things that left an impression on me:
- Lots of stalls, almost 300, lined up in the middle of the street, you walked up the one side and again down the other. There are a lot of small book publishers in Greece.
- A book typically cost 10 Euro. At least most of the ones we bought. Except one which was 25, a bit bigger, lots of pictures.
- We bought a book for me to read, supposedly the language is easy to understand. I did not start yet (still on my re-re-reread of "Neuromancer").
- A lot of people came to see the book fair. Metro trains were full, crowds before the stalls, people were looking at and browsing through books.
- We looked at some big photo books from Unesco, very nice, but at 130 Euro (cash) or 145 Euro (installments), you think twice.
- One of the first stalls had Greek authors in translation. I should have bought some to give away. To my defense: It was a case of "we will pass by here again on the way back".
UPDATE: The big books are from Unesco, not Unicef