National Book Festival 2013 – 13-17 Nov MCC

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The National Book Council would like to bring to your attention this year’s edition of the national book fair, held from Wednesday 13th November to Sunday 17th November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. In order to mark the inclusive and holistic nature of this prestigious annual event, the book fair was held under the new title of “National Book Festival”.

 

As the tradition goes, during this event, publishers, authors and bookshops showcased their material, both old and new. New participants who joined this year’s event were NGOs such as the Organisation for Maltese Language, Poets’ Society of Malta, Friends of the National Archives, the Institute of Maltese Journalists and others. The NBC also proudly welcomed the French Embassy as a new participant.

 

During the Festival, different activities were held by publishers, authors, artists and the National Book Council itself. This year, the NBC also launched a literary journal in order to promote emerging and yet unpublished authors. During weekday mornings, a programme of events aimed at school children was held by the Education Department and other entities such as the Centre for Literacy of the University of Malta, whereas the weekend was jam-packed with activities aimed at people of all ages. The official programme will be announced in the coming days.

 

The National Book Festival was open to the general public.

 

 

Participants of the National Book Festival for 2013 were as follows:

 

FRENCH EMBASSY – “LA BOCCHERIE” BOOKSHOP (PARIS)

 

AGIUS & AGIUS LTD

 

AĠENZIJA ŻGĦAŻAGĦ – KTIEB KAFÉ

 

AHMADIYYA BOOK STALL

 

BIRDLIFE MALTA

 

BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (BDL) LTD

 

BOOKENDS

 

BOOKMARK

 

BRONK PRODUCTIONS LTD

 

CAK

 

CLIO BOOKS

 

DEER PUBLICATIONS

 

EUROPEANA

 

FARAXA PUBLISHING

 

FRANNY JO

 

GENERAL WORKERS’ UNION

 

GĦAQDA ĦBIEB TAL-ARKIVJI NAZZJONALI

 

GĦAQDA POETI MALTIN

 

GĦAQDA TAL-MALTI – UNIVERSITÀ

 

HERITAGE MALTA

 

HORIZONS

 

IREAD COMPANY

 

ISTITUT TAL-ĠURNALISTI MALTIN

 

KITE GROUP

 

MALA COMMUNITY CHEST FUDND

 

MALTA EVANGELICAL LIBRARY

 

MELI BOOKSHOP

 

MERLIN LIBRARY

 

MERLIN PUBLISHERS

 

MIDSEA BOOKS LTD

 

NATIONS FOR CHRIST

 

NEMO PUBLICATIONS

 

PUBBLIKAZZJONIJIET INDIPENDENZA – PIN

 

SENSIELA KOTBA SOĊJALISTI (SKS)

 

SIERRA BOOK DISTRIBUTORS

 

VERO KELLY

 

WISE OWL PUBLICATIONS

 

Click here for more details: programme – online

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