International Book Fairs this month- July 2009

Tokyo International Book Fair
9 - 12 July

Big event for Asian book trade, giving access to the world's second biggest book market. In 2008 it had 763 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions.

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Hong Kong Book Fair
22 - 28 July

Over 829,967 visitors from 112 countries in 2008.

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National Arts Festival
July 2 - July 11
Grahamstown, South Africa
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The National Arts Festival is one of the most important events on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. The Festival has become more varied with the passing years, today there is virtually no art form which is not represented with the major categories of craft art, student theater, jazz, street theater, and a children’s arts festival being added to those above, it is at the cutting edge of cultural development in the country. Craft and book fairs, workshops and demonstrations also form part of the line-up.

Galway Arts Festival
July 13 - 26
Galway, Ireland
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Founded in 1978, the Festival collaborates with artists and companies throughout the world to produce and present an international program of theater, spectacle, dance, visual arts, music, literature, and comedy involving hundreds of artists and performers. Galway Arts Festival is at the heart of all aspects of life in Galway City, contributing immeasurably to the economic, social, and cultural life of the west of Ireland. Over its 30-year history the Festival has become a vital showcase for Irish arts internationally and international arts in Ireland and is now firmly established as Ireland’s leading arts festival.


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