Friday, 5 November 2021

Interliber 2021 Bringing 230 Exhibitors from 14 Countries to Zagreb

November the 5th, 2021 - The much loved Interliber, which has always been traditionally held at the Zagreb Fair (Zagrebacki Velesajam), is finally back after being banned under coronavirus-induced epidemiological measures. The Zagreb Fair also played and still plays host to those coming to be vaccinated against the novel virus. What does Interliber 2021 have in store?

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, this year's 43rd International Book Fair, Interliber 2021, will be held from November the 9th to 14th at the Zagreb Fair, as was announced on Wednesday by the president of the Association of Publishers and Bookstores (ZNK), Slavko Kozina.

The three pavilions will be filled by about 230 exhibitors from 14 countries for Interliber 2021, to which many book worms are looking forward. Kozina pointed out that two years without the fair would have set the entire book and publishing industry backwards, and he assessed that the current situation is significantly better than it was four years ago, when there was a big problem with the collapse of the Croatian publishing and bookstore network.

He also mentioned that the number of points where you can buy books has been reduced at Interliber 2021, as a small number of publishers gave up on the idea of showing up physically.

Assistant Director of the Zagreb Fair, Zoran Usuric, emphasised that admission to the fair for Interliber 2021 will be free of charge and possible only upon presentation of a valid Covid certificate proving the holder's vaccination status, recovery, or a valid negative PCR test result (no older than 72 hours), or a negative rapid antigen test result (no older than 48 hours).

Entrance to Interliber 2021 at the Zagreb Fair will be possible at the box office at the South Entrance with the presentation of the aforementioned Covid certificate, and visitors will receive a disposable bracelet and a ticket with which they'll pass through mechanical barriers and enter the space itself.

The wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing will be mandatory on the premises for the duration of the fair.

For more on events in Zagreb and across the rest of the country, check out our lifestyle section.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Zagreb Fair to Finally Restart Events! Decision on Interliber Awaited

September the 18th, 2021 - The Zagreb Fair (Zagrebacki Velesajam) has been the ''place to be'' over the last few months to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. A ban issued by the National Civil Protection Directorate on the holding of events and fairs put a dampener on everything the facility was previously used for. That is all finally set to change as the Zagreb Fair begins playing host to the fair and event industry once again.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, following the recently made decision from the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate on lifting the ban on the holding of business fairs and indoor events, which came into force yesterday, finally lifting the eighteen month ban on this activity, the Zagreb Fair announced that in the coming days they will announce the schedule of this location's events until the end of the year.

"Following the decision, the final dates for various fair/event projects of the Zagreb Fair until the end of 2021 will be announced in the coming days. In order to safely hold fairs and protect the health of all participants, the Zagreb Fair has prepared the organisation of upcoming projects with the epidemiological measures currently in force in mind, including the implementation of recommendations for health and safety according to the instructions of the National Civil Protection Directorate and the Croatian Institute of Public Health,'' they announced from the Zagreb Fair.

According to unofficial announcements from their website, this year, Inova, Art Fair, CroAgro and the Fair of Food and Healthy Living will all be held there.

It has been announced that they're also prepared for the wildly popular Interliber to take place, which draws visitors from all over the country, but concrete details on that are yet to be revealed.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated lifestyle section.

Monday, 8 March 2021

Interliber Book Fair Postponed Until Autumn

ZAGREB, 8 March, 2021 - The Interliber international book fair, which was to take place from 23 to 28 March, has been postponed until the autumn because of the coronavirus pandemic, Zagreb Trade Fair (ZV) announced on Monday.

ZV said the decision was made in consultation with the Association of Book Publishers and Booksellers and in compliance with the government measures, which do not allow the holding of fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new date for Interliber is 28 September to 3 October. Whether or not the book fair will be held solely depends on developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and decisions by the national COVID-19 response team, ZV said.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

43rd Interliber Book Fair Postponed Until March 2021

ZAGREB, November 15, 2020 - The 43rd international book fair Interliber, postponed this month due to coronavirus, will be held on 23-28 March 2021, Zagreb Fair has announced.

The new dates have been agreed with Croatia's leading publishers and booksellers.

In order to protect all participants in the event, Zagreb Fair says it will ensure all safety measures for the March dates in line with guidelines issued by the national and Zagreb civil protection authorities and the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

The 43rd Interliber was to have taken place on November 10-15. All the cancelled activities are being held online and in libraries across Croatia as part of the "A book to everyone and everywhere" project, while authors are being presented on Croatian Television's Channel 3 and on the YouTube channel of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce association of publishers and libraries.