Slovene Book Days
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Although the core focus of the one-week festival is Slovene literature, various other artistic genres are included in the events, offering visitors an in-depth and varied perspective into literature. In certain cities, the festival takes place within the context of lively book fairs.
Among the traditional objectives of the festival are raising awareness about the reading culture, facilitating direct contact between the reading public and authors from different generations, and publicising the achievements of Slovene literature. In recent years, the festival has focused on a variety of current themes and has expanded possibilities for people working in the field of culture. It is also useful for drawing attention to problems that are present, though sometimes repressed, in modern society, such as the faster tempo of life, which in turn raises the question of how to attract people to books and present quality content in a contemporary and attractive way.
Since 1997, Slovene Book Days has taken place not only in Ljubljana but in other Slovene towns around Slovenia, for instance, in Maribor where it is organised jointly with MKC Maribor) in Celje, Novo mesto and Koper.
At the opening ceremony of Slovene Book Days, the winner of the Best Short Story Award is announced. In Maribor, the finale of the Poetry Tournament organised by Pivec Publishing House also takes place in the time of Slovene Book Days.
- Slovene Writers’ Association
- MKC Maribor Youth Culture Centre
- Antika Antiquariat and Bookshop, Celje
- Goga Bookshop, Novo mesto
- Libris Bookshops
- Slovene Book Days web page (in Slovene)