Pop Up in Budapest

ILAB_Pop_Up23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. On this day in 1616 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. Centuries later this day marked the date of birth or death of prominent authors like Vladimir Nabokov, Haldor Laxness, Maurice Druon and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. And each year, on 23 April, UNESCO celebrates World Book and Copyright Day with a series of worldwide events.

In 2015, ILAB and its members are part of the worldwide celebrations! On four continents and throughout the day ILAB booksellers will hold Pop Up Book Fairs – bookish flash mobs – at the most unexpected places. And the Hungarian rare book dealers have come up with a very special idea to celebrate UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day in their capital. They will pop up at Institute Cervantes in Budapest which is located in one of the most beautiful mansions of the city.

At the same day the Institute Cervantes, part of a worldwide organization to promote the Spanish language and literature, will open an exhibition of Hungarian editions of Don Quixote – famous to be world’s first novel in the history of literature. At the ILAB Pop Up Book Fair at Institute Cervantes the Hungarian booksellers will not only show rare and fine Hungarian books, manuscripts and documents, but also bibliophile treasures connected with the Spanish language, literature and culture. Visitors are invited to bring their own books for a free appraisal by the leading experts of the Hungarian rare book trade. (Source: ILAB)