In St. Petersburg opens the international book salon

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotobanka Petersburg. Archival photoIn St. Petersburg opens the international book salon© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

XII Saint-Petersburg international book salon will take place from 25 to 28 may, the participants will be representatives of 16 countries and more than ten regions of Russia, is spoken in the message of the city’s Committee for press and cooperation with mass media.

This year’s Book fair will be dedicated to the Year of ecology in Russia and the 100th anniversary of the October revolution.

Book salon will occupy an entire block in the center of the Northern capital, bringing together in a single interactive space Mikhailovsky Manege, Manezhnaya square and the adjacent Italian, Caravan, maple and Malaya Sadovaya street. It will be attended by representatives of ten regions of Russia and 16 countries, including China, Japan, the UK, Estonia, USA, Kazakhstan, Iran, Serbia and others.

The Grand opening of the Book fair will be held on Thursday at 12.00 on Manezhnaya square, will be followed by a plenary session «Sustainable development: evolution vs revolution». It is planned that the participation in the plenary session will take members of the government of St. Petersburg, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, doctor of Philology and writer Evgeny Vodolazkin and others.

This year’s innovations in art, children’s, educational, popular scientific and historical literature guests of the salon will introduce more than 240 publishing houses of Russia and countries near and far abroad.

In total, the Book fair will host more than 250 events. The program includes book presentations, the awarding of «bookworm», the campaign «waste paper Collection», round tables, seminars, master classes, performances of creative collectives, the traditional book exchange. Visitors will be meetings and presentations with the participation of writers: Nick by Baranovym, Alexandra Marinina, Andrei Astvatsaturova, Denis Dragunsky and others. The guest of honor of the salon will be a member of the British Royal family, Baroness Maria Christina von Reibnitz, Princess of Kent, the wife of Prince Michael of Kent, who will represent the salon on his new book.

On stage at the Manege square for guests of the Book fair for four days will be the best musical and dramatic groups of the city. Spectators will also be devoted to the city and the revolution episodes of the show «White. Petersburg» Musical Comedy Theatre, which this year was awarded the highest theatrical award «the gold mask». In the framework of the cultural program will perform a suitcase-duet «Kvam» with entertainment and a demonstration show for children and their parents — the poem of Korney Chukovsky’s «Crocodile» under the music of the orchestra «Northern Symphony» under the baton of Fabio Mastrangelo read the people’s artist of Russia Sergey Migitsko, then the scene will enter the children’s ensemble «Neposedy».

Throughout the Book fair will run an interactive area where guests and residents of St. Petersburg will expect master-classes from artists, literary games, bubble show. People can also visit the literary attraction «Call me poet,» in which in a special phone booth at a Small Garden you can hear the voices of poets past. For children in the Mikhailovsky Manege will be organized a special area «the book garden», on maple street the City will work of masters.

For the first time this year at the Book fair appears the mobile guides, which will run on Segways throughout the salon and tell about the city’s literary landmarks.

It is expected that this year the events of the exhibition will visit more than 250 thousand people.