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24 June 2018 - 11 Tammuz 5778 - י"א תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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2018 Taipei International Book Exhibition looks to Israel for inspiration in the age of reading E-mail

The 26th edition of the Taipei International Book Exhibition is set to run from 6 to 11 February at the Taipei World Trade Center.

Organised by the Taipei Book Fair Foundation (TBFF) under the auspices of Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, this year’s book show is themed “Age of Reading” and features Israel, which just celebrated its 70th anniversary, as guest of honour.

During the event, over 200 Israeli publications, from comics and children’s books to history, literature and lifestyle, will be showcased in a venue inspired by the Hebrew Bible, giving participants a taste of Israel’s robust publishing industry.

Chu Jui-Hao, director of the MOC Department of Humanities and Publications, said at a press conference announcing the event that the gathering of heavyweight Israeli authors, food writers and artists at this year’s book exhibition will give local readers a show-going experience like never before, praising the rich culture and history of the country.

His sentiments were echoed by TBFF Chairman James C. M. Chao, who highlighted the felicitous combination of this year’s exhibition theme and theme country. He commented that reading brings power to the people, which can be seen in the example set by Israel over the years, and the unique books, design and food exhibited at the press conference served to illustrate this point.

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