XIV International book fair “Green Wave” will take palce in August 19-21, 2010, in Odessa. It will be held in the format of the City Holiday of Book under the open sky on the main street – Deribasovskaya.
Carrying out open-air book fair in Deribasovskaya Street has already become the habitual form, convenient, first of all, for visitors, readers and bibliophiles. Ten thousand books in one street - from reprinting of classics to albums and cards, from fashionable novels to encyclopedias and dictionaries – “Green wave”, famous for the dynamism, and also the special consumer passion, reigning on book-fair space will be present to readers for all three summer days.
Founder of the fair – Odessa regional state administration.
Support is provided by City Council.
Official partner – the network of book shops “Knizhkoviy Supermarket”.
Creative partner – Odessa Literature Museum.
Fourteen years of its existence the book fair “Green Wave” is the meeting place for professionals of printing-booking market, bibliophiles and mass audience of readers.
Objective of book fair “Green Wave” providing – creation of conditions for exchange of humanitarian values, for maintenance of nice cultural traditions of the Odessa region, the invitation to Odessa representatives of the book world, adjustment of communications between three main participants of the book process – readers, publishers and book sellers.
Participants of the book fair are the publishing houses specializing on release of various books, printed matter, and also the book-selling enterprises.
Book fair sections:
Book publishing - art, educational, technical, special, popular scientific, spiritual, children's literature
Publishing decisions – the press, pre-printing preparation, electronic book publishing
Polygraphist services and materials. The printing drawing
Expositions of libraries and museums.
The book fair is a bridge between the people reading, writing and speaking different languages. Odessa can unite, and characteristic for our region – poly culture - a distinctive sign of “Green Wave”. It is a lot of years successively, along with the largest Ukrainian publishers; representatives of the Russian publishing world willingly go to Odessa.
“Green Wave” is one of the most rating and visited exhibitions of Odessa; passes at the height of the resort-tourist season. Visitors of the exhibition are not only townsmen, but also numerous tourists and visitors from all post-Soviet territory.
The program of “Green Wave” is directed on the attraction of a various audience: intellectuals, professionals of the publishing-book-selling market, mass audience of all generations.
Within the limits of the book fair annually pass traditional competitions, such as “Odessa on book pages” and “Book Art”, which judges become authoritative art workers from Ukraine and Russia.
The special attention is given to studying youth, educational programs: are annually held competitions among pupils “Day without a line”, festival “Bench of metaphors” and many other things. In the program of “Green Wave-2010” will be held presentations of book novelties, meetings with authors, culturological actions and many other things.