Monday, May 18, 2009

Seoul International Book Fair launches "The Future of Less"

The Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), the country's biggest annual publishing event for industry insiders and the public, will be held at COEX in southern Seoul from May 13 to 17.

Under the slogan of "Start Over Again With a Book,'' this year's fair focuses on the universal value of the tomes, which are now spiraling ever more into other domains, such as films and other art forms.

"In various cultural fields, the importance of storytelling is being highlighted. The fair will raise the awareness on how books play a key role in incorporating the concept of the storytelling,'' Baek Sok-Ghee, president of the Korean Publishers Association, said.

About 836 publishers from 21 countries including Korea will participate in the event.


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