The world’s largest book event in Frankfurt am Main, Germany will take place on October 16-20 this year.
Once a year Frankfurter Buchmesse turns into the world capital of ideas. In the meantime, the book fair is a big cultural event. Around 7,500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, more than 285,000 visitors, around 4,000 events, about 10,000 journalists and bloggers every year make Frankfurter Buchmesse the world's greatest trade fair in the field of printing, and Frankfurt - the centre of the international media world.
With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, for the first time, the Publishing House and “Vatche and Tamar Manoukian” Library at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin represented by Rev. Fr. Ararat Poghosyan is taking part in the largest international fair trade in the publishing market.
About thirty prayer books, preaching books, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, books on genocide studies and church studies, as well as reference books among 350 books published in the last 15 years are being exhibited during the world’s largest exhibition held in Frankfurt.
At the national pavilion of Armenia, the Publishing House at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, “Antares”, “Zangak”, “YSU”, “Edit Print”, “GSM” publishing houses will exhibit their published books.
The participation of Armenia in the book fair is conditioned by the 150th anniversaries of Hovahnnes Tumanyan and Komitas.
Fr. Ararat Poghosyan, the director at the Publishing House and “Vatche and Tamar Manoukian” Library at Mother See of Holy Etchmidzin stated the participation in this exhibition enables to raise the publishing sphere to a new international scale.
Rev. Fr. Ararat Poghosyan also thanked to the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia and the organisers of this exhibition for the constructive and productive cooperation.
The mission of the international book fair is to present the book publishing products of the participating countries to the world. It is where the fans and friends of renowned authors can meet and enjoy close encounters with their idols. At the heart of it, Frankfurter Buchmesse is a crossroads where people and culture meet.
Frankfurter Buchmesse is one the world’s most important stages for current debates on international and socio-political events. In Frankfurt, they bring together the people whose business is ideas, open a constructive dialogue on pressing issues, and meet an equal footing with those who have different views.
It should be mentioned, that Frankfurter Buchmesse has been organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH since 1949 when 205 German exhibitors met in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt for the first post-war book fair. However, the history of Frankfurter Buchmesse goes back much further - to the 15th century. At that time Johannes Gutenberg invented book printing just a few kilometers from downtown Frankfurt.
ТRANSLATED BY ELMA VARDANYAN