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Today Zagreb Fair saw the opening of Interliber, the 43rd International Book Fair.

Pavilions 5, 6 and 7a are covered by more than 230 exhibitors from 14 countries.

Together with exhibitors and visitors, cultural content and educational programmes INTERLIBER greatly contributes to the development of reading culture. As the largest literary event in Croatia, Interliber has positioned itself as a national platform for freedom of expression through the written word and dialogue of the domestic and international literary scene. Interliber is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.

"There is no substitute for business events such as international live fairs. All virtual extensions are a great help enriching the content of the fair event during the year, even after its closing, and live web and TV broadcast provide an opportunity to visitors who are not able to come to Interliber to be involved in the topic they love. However, visitors who come to Interliber till Sunday will enjoy it with all their senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste of the lively atmosphere in the realm of books. That is the purpose of Interliber! Priceless and irreplaceable.

Reconnecting and creating a live experience makes people happy. A realization we may not have appreciated enough before the pandemic.

Another special ingredient is woven into our Interliber this year: trust. I wish to thank all our exhibitors, and there are more than 230 of them in three pavilions from 14 countries, who not only prepared their biennial offer of new editions in various genres and promotional offers for all ages of visitors, but also placed their trust in us for the 43rd time in a row. They trusted us even when we changed the date of the fair three times and when we postponed it and when we did the impossible in order to enable a safe visit to Interliber", said Mrs. Dina Tomšić, PhD, Zagreb Fair Managing Director/CEO.

"Interliber is the most significant event dedicated to books in the Republic of Croatia and the most important cultural event in the city of Zagreb in general. I am glad that even in these challenging times we have found a way to hold Interliber this year and to make it a place where you can meet books, especially when books have been a consolation to so many people during the pandemic. Interliber is the key venue dedicated to books in Zagreb, as well as in Croatia," said Mr. Tomislav Tomašević, the Mayor of Zagreb, at the official opening, inviting citizens to visit Interliber and Zagreb Fair this week.

Interliber was inaugurated by Mr. Boris Milošević, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia: "Last December, the Government of the Republic of Croatia supported the proposal of the Ministry of Culture and Media to declare 2021 the Year of Reading. This year is the year of a series of activities supported by special tenders from the Government and the relevant Ministry: tenders for development of readership and the tender granting HRK 41 million from the European Social Fund called "Inclusive society through reading". In addition, the Ministry of Culture and Media organized a media campaign to be followed at the website č The realization of the project "Born to Read", which will be carried out in cooperation with all pediatric practices, is nearing completion. With this project, every child from birth to school will receive four picture books appropriate to their age aimed at encouraging children, who are yet to become readers, to read."

Working hours of Interliber: 10,00 - 21,00 h; except Friday and Saturday - till 22,00 h and Sunday - till 20,00 h.