18 June 2012 Plan your holidays with books!

We have a suggestion for all those who have not yet decided what books to take on their holidays: let’s meet on Sunday (the 24th of June) at another edition of The Second Life of a Book event. The main theme of this coming edition is journeys. We will be waiting for you and for books: those about holidays, those that are a perfect beach read and the ones perfect for the journey, as well as – for the first time in the history of the campaign – travel guides and maps! Additionally, all those who come to the square in front of the Wyspiański Pavilion on Sunday, will have the opportunity to take part in a competition for a chance to win books from the Wydawnictwo Czarne Publishing House's Orient Express series, among others. See you this Sunday at 3 p.m.!

We would like to remind you that The Second Life of a Book is a joint campaign of the Bookeriada portal and the Krakow Festival Office. The rules are simple: you just need to bring along at least one book, but not more than ten. Important: books have to be in good condition and they should not be specialist literature. Textbooks, maps, atlases and guidebooks will only be exchanged during two special editions planned for June and August. Children's books (the campaign is covered by the patronage of Kids in Krakow) and foreign literature can be exchanged during all editions. It is worth remembering that books published before 1995 can only be swapped for those also published before 1995. Books published after 1995 can be exchanged for any book available at the swap.

The Second Life of a Book is a campaign that consistently promotes reading in Krakow. It has joined the city’s great events, such as the following literary festivals: the Conrad Festival and the Milosz Festival, the Krakow Book Fair and the Strefa Wolnego Czytania (Free Reading Zone). Krakow is famous for literature: the most important publishing companies have their offices here, and the Krakow Festival Office supports a host of campaigns that promote reading: only last year we organised a literary happening on the Bernatek Footbridge together with Strefa Wolnego Czytania, and marked Spots for Readers in some of the city’s trams as part of the Milosz Year. The 1st edition (on the 26th of February) already turned out to be a great success: more than a hundred book-lovers turned up. Each participant brought along an average of three books; nearly 500 volumes changed owners and another 100 found a new home in our associated libraries.

The Second Life of a Book campaign is supported by: RMF Classic, Gazeta Wyborcza, Fragile
The campaign’s partner is: Strefa Wolnego Czytania (Free Reading Zone)
The campaign is supported by: OPUS-M