Official opening

The guests were welcomed by the President of the Board of the Book Fair in Krakow - Grażyna Grabowska and the President of the City of Krakow - professor Jacek Majchrowski. Germany is a special guest this year, which is why the official formula for opening the Fair was given in German by the Vice President of the Frankfurt Book Fair - Tobias Voss.

During the ceremony, the titles of the Ambassador of the International Book Fair in Krakow® were presented for the ninth time.

This year's Ambassadors are:
  • Anna Zielińska-Krybus
  • Marcin Gnat
  • Komenda Wojewódzka Policji w Krakowie

Debate: The role of local governments in promoting reading in Poland

During the first day of the Book Fair there is a debate entitled "The role of local governments in the promotion of reading in Poland" with the participation of presidents, mayors and mayors of large cities and smaller towns, who actively and successfully try to counteract the decline in reading. To what extent can local government activity improve reading in Poland? What activities can we boast in this field? What institutional, legal and financial barriers are an obstacle to increasing support for culture creators, publishers and booksellers? These are just a few of the questions that invited guests will try to answer. The meeting will end with the adoption of a joint declaration.