Saturday, September 8, 2012

Books Illustrated at Paju Book City

September Exhibition - Books Illustrated in Korea  

• Paju Book City Booksori Festival

Books Illustrated has been invited to present an exhibition of Australian Children’s Book Illustration at the inaugural Booksori Festival which will run from Sept 16 to 23.  The festival is the largest Book Festival in Asia and is being developed as a mecca for the international publishing Industry.
The heart of the exhibition is a series of promotional prints curated for the Bologna Book Fair this year. It will be augmented with other sections promoting Australian Literature including Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing DVD and a promotion of the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate position held jointly by Alison Lester and Boori Monty Prior. As well as events with publishers we will be running illustration workshops with visiting children.

Paju Book City is an amazing concept in itself –‘A place where people, books and culture are in harmony’. It is a specially designed city focussing on books. To celebrate producing books, in 2011 the city started creating bookstores with libraries, exhibition spaces and book cafes in publishing houses under the name of Check Bang Geo Ri (Street of Bookstores). As a result, 42 bookstores have been opened and the city has become a member of the IOB (International Organization of Booktowns). We are excited that representatives from Australia's own booktown, Clunes, will also be at the festival. 

We look forward to being part of this festival and sharing it with you soon!

Ann James at last year's opening ceremony.

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