For the book-curious among you, a peek at some of the titles that awaited bibliophiles who chose to spend Black Friday –and Wednesday, Thursday, yesterday and today– at the 32nd Slovenian Book Fair, which concluded today.
I went yesterday; coming on the day that the world learned of Fidel Castro’s passing, naturally I was drawn to the juxtaposition above featuring the former Cuban leader and Grace Jones, two Caribbean luminaries and revolutionaries, born just 500 miles apart. I can’t remember the last time I hummed Do or Die.
Books remain a fairly important cultural component in Slovenia. As recently as 2014, the country, with its 120 or so publishing houses, ranked third in the world in the number of books published annually per million inhabitants with 1,831, behind the UK which published a staggering 2,875, and Taiwan.
Visits to book fairs, where much if not most of the time is spent browsing, is mainly a visual journey; here’s a brief summary of that trip in 22 images of some of the 3,000 new books featured.