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Book fair returning as interactive cultural event

LOCAL book worms will have the chance to feast on reading as the city's annual book fair is ready to kick off late August, the Shanghai Press and Publication Bureau announced yesterday.

With the theme of "I Love Reading, I Love Life," the Eighth Shanghai Book Fair will be held from August 17-23 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, and will cover 20,000 square meters.

The bureau, also the fair's organizer, said the event will feature some 500 publishers from all over the country, showing more than 150,000 books with 400 associated activities around town.

Cultural celebrities from home and abroad will attend the opening ceremony and give speeches on the theme of "Reading and Life," including the French Nobel Prize winner, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio.

Readers are expected to meet noted foreign writers such as Irish novelist Colm Toibin, Japanese writer Masahiko Shimada and British novelist Jeanette Winterson, the author of "Gut Symmetries" and "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit."

In a first this year, the Shanghai Book Fair has set up online interaction between its readers and visitors through its official microblog on, which was launched on April 28.

The bureau also said the fair recently made the list as among the most prestigious cultural activities in the country.

Additionally, it announced that the fair will have fixed dates from now on, occurring during the third week of August every year.


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