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Gaudeamus 2012 Book Fair at Mamaia

Aside from books, on display, a photography exhibition entitled “Imaginary history of the book and writing”.

Radio Romania is organizing August 11-15 the Gaudeamus Book Fair in the holiday resort of Mamaia, in front of the Radio Vacanta Studio. The 4th Gaudeamus Mamaia Book Fair welcomes visitors with books, writers’ discussions and exhibitions.
Aside from books, the photography exhibition “Imaginary history of the book and writing” consisting of 30 photographs shot by Jean Marc Godes and opened throughout the fair. Jean Marc Godes is French photographer and fixed image director with over 40 personal exhibitions under his belt in France, Switzerland, Brazil, Italy and Romania. The exhibition is also an invitation to reply by image professionals, artists, photographs and graphic designers.
Gaudeamus Mamaia 2012 is the last stop of this year’s Gaudeamus Caravan, a special edition, the 70th, of the fairs organized by Radio Romania, part of the Reading Program.
Attractive books, writers’ discussions and an atmosphere of intellectual leisure or meaningful talk about books and their authors – this is how the fair will welcome its visitors within five days at the seaside, organizers say.
Special guests at the fair include the pupils of the Pupils’ Constanta County Council to attend the events August 14, a debate about the reading attraction among today’s youth.  Gaudeamus Mamaia Fair, in partnership with “We Read” Foundation, are carrying on the national; book donation campaign “books are going back home “, part of which visitors and publishers are invited to donate books to rural libraries throughout Dobrogea. Since the project’s launch in 2010, more than 40,000 volumes have been donated, which reached rural libraries across the nation.
Gaudeamus Mamaia officially opened on August 11, and the  Gaudeamus prizes will be awarded August 15, from 20.00 hours, as follows: the Gaudeamus trophies (given to publishers – 1, 2 and 3) and the most popular book according to the public’s vote based on questionnaires distributed throughout the fair, press trophies awarded to printed press, radio and TV journalists, and by public vote online , the Education Prize – to education institutions in sign of appreciation for the means of promoting its educational offer at the Gaudeamus Fair, as well as the Miss Reading Prize, awarded to the most beautiful female reader at the fair. Adding to the visitor award, the Gaudeamus Raffle.
The Fair is open August 11-15, 16.00 to 23.00 hours. Admission is free for all categories of visitors.

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