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 This year, the NBC also launched a literary journal in order to promote emerging and yet unpublished authors.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
BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (BDL) LTD
BRONK PRODUCTIONS LTD
GENERAL WORKERS’ UNION
GĦAQDA ĦBIEB TAL-ARKIVJI NAZZJONALI
GĦAQDA POETI MALTIN
GĦAQDA TAL-MALTI – UNIVERSITÀ
ISTITUT TAL-ĠURNALISTI MALTIN
MALA COMMUNITY CHEST FUDND
MALTA EVANGELICAL LIBRARY
MIDSEA BOOKS LTD
NATIONS FOR CHRIST
PUBBLIKAZZJONIJIET INDIPENDENZA – PIN
SENSIELA KOTBA SOĊJALISTI (SKS)
SIERRA BOOK DISTRIBUTORS
WISE OWL PUBLICATIONS