Subject : Seoul International Book Fair

DATE. 2013-05-30 오후 6:02:49 Visit. 1260

Period 06.19.2013 ~ 06.23.2013 Address 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 강남구 영동대로 513 (삼성동,코엑스) Location COEX, Hall A & B Telephone • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-70-7126-4720 Introduction The first Seoul International Book Fair was launched in 1995, the 50th anniversary of Korean Independence Day, in the presence of former President Kim Young Sam and then President of International Publishers Association, Fernano Guedes. It is held annually by Korea Publishers Association in order to promote Korean publications abroad, to strengthen the competitiveness of the publishing industry, to promote reading among the public, and to allow the public to enjoy diverse cultures through literature. This year, the Book Fair features a variety of special exhibitions including ''Korean Documents in the UNESCO''s Memory of the World,'' ''World Cities Visited through Books'' and ''Pop-up Books from all over the World,'' as well as seminars that will discuss ''Digital Publishing,'' ''Opportunities & Challenges for the Publishing Industry,'' ''How to Promote Korean Children''s Books Overseas'' and several other issues. Performance Times June 19-21: 10:00-19:00 (Last admission at 18:30) June 22: 10:00-20:00 (Last admission at 19:30) June 23: 10:00-17:00 (Last admission at 16:30) Admission/Participation Fees Adults 3,000 won Children & Teenagers 1,000 won Event Location Samseong Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 5 or 6. At COEX, take the elevator to the 1st floor. Homepage www.sibf.or.kr (Korean, English)