16 March 2012 The Spring Second Life of a Book

We would like to invite you to the second, spring edition of The Second Life of a Book campaign on the last Sunday of March (25th March) at 3 p.m. Weather permitting, we will invite all those willing to exchange books to the square in front of the Wyspiański Pavilion (next to the Office of the City of Krakow). If it rains, we will meet inside the building. Traditionally, everyone is invited to participate. You just need to bring at least one book for exchange with you. Important: books have to be in good condition and they should not be specialist literature. Please leave you handbooks, maps, guidebooks and self-help books at home!

“From the upcoming edition forward, we encourage the exchange of children’s books and foreign-language literature. Spring is the perfect time to reach for a book,” encourages Izabela Helbin, director of the Krakow Festival Office.

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 first edition (26th February) turned out to be a great success: more than a hundred book-lovers turned up. Each participant brought along an average of three books, so nearly 500 volumes changed owners, and another 100 found a new home in our associated libraries.
View the photo gallery.

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 Book Fair and the Strefa Wolnego Czytania (Free Reading Zone). The most important publishing companies have their offices in the city, and the Krakow Festival Office supports 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 Second Life of a Book campaign is supported by: RMF Classic
The campaign’s partner is: Strefa Wolnego Czytania
Campaign is supported by: Ogród Łobzów