The Association of Icelandic Book Publishers and the City of Reykjavík organized a book fair at the City Hall and Iðnó last weekend in connection with the busy pre-Christmas book publishing season and the capital’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature.
Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“There was a good turnout and we were content with communicating directly with book lovers,” Sigurður Svavarsson, publisher at Opna and board member at the Association of Icelandic Book Publishers, told Morgublaðið. “We were doing it for the first time […] but agree that the book fair is here to stay.”
At the City Hall, publishers presented their latest releases in sales booths and authors read from their works. At Iðnó various events took place, in addition to readings and Q&A sessions with authors, children’s books, cookbooks and photo books were presented, among other items. Many of the sessions were quite crowded.