Every year in April the region hosts a major cultural event – an exhibition-competition of books and electronic products of publishing houses of the Ulyanovsk region “Simbirsk Book”. This year is no exception. For ten days, until April 15, the exhibition will introduce readers to books published in 2021.
The All-Russian exhibition-fair “Simbirsk Book” started for the 19th time in the Book Palace. This year it presents about 600 books, electronic and printed publications.
Guzalia AIZYATOVA, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL HISTORY LITERATURE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PALACE OF THE BOOK:
“For the first time, we have nine regions participating. Books from the Altai Territory, the Republic of Tatarstan, from such cities as Moscow, Penza, Nizhny Tagil, Samara, Kirov are presented. They presented their products, which will remain in the funds of the Book Palace in the future. “
Participants are not only individual authors, but also regional publishers, museums, archives, libraries, national autonomies, regional branches of the Union of Artists of Russia, the Union of Writers of Russia and the Union of Local Historians of Russia. For the first time, the regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society joined the Simbirsk Book.
Dmitry TRAVKIN, CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY:
“We really consider it a principled position in the Russian Geographical Society to publish books, despite the fact that we have, in our opinion, one of the best electronic libraries on scientific, geographical, historical and cultural features of our region. But nevertheless we publish quite a lot of books “
The Simbirsk Book is always a competition. Traditionally, the fair will choose the book of the year, as well as the best in 13 nominations. Voting among readers takes place on the website of the Palace of Books, there is a service “Internet Voting”, which houses the books – participants in the competition.
More than 20 book presentations and creative meetings with writers in Ulyanovsk, Dimitrovgrad and districts will also take place within the framework of the Simbirsk Book.
The first presentation took place on the opening day of the Simbirsk Book. An interesting publication “Woman. War. Victory “was presented by one of its authors, the head of the department of cultural programs of the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Olga Faller. She noted that she considers herself not a writer but a literary researcher.
Olga FALLER, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF THE RUSSIAN DEFENSE:
“It’s been an hour and a half now, and I haven’t had enough time to talk about the book. First of all, this is a book about women who defended our country, who left everything they had and went to fight for our country. Since 1812, she has been talking about the history of the Armed Forces and the importance of women in the first place. “
The program of the “Simbirsk Book” is very rich, you can get acquainted with it on the official website of the Palace of Books.