The Eurasia International Book Fair, which brings together local and foreign book lovers in Nur Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, has started.
In addition to local publishers, countries such as Turkey, Russia, Iran and China opened booths at the fair, which started at the EXPO Center.
Thousands of books are on display at the fair, which attracts the attention of people of all ages, and is attended by nearly 80 publishers, printers and special guests.
One of the stands at the fair, the International Turkic Academy, brought together hundreds of special publications on the personalities and history of the Turkish world with book lovers.
Organizer Farida Tobaşalova told Anadolu Agency (AA) that she, as Kazakhstan’s leading publishing house Foliant, is organizing the fair for the fifth time this year.
Tobaşalova said: “Our goal is to promote reading in society. In addition, to bring together local and foreign publishers to create opportunities for cooperation, evaluate the innovations in the industry and share them with each other.
Tobaşalova explained that the books published in Kazakhstan about 100 years ago in the Latin alphabet were exhibited at the fair, and the newly published books from the printing house were also on the stands and sold to book lovers at affordable prices.
Ferhat Çelik, overseas sales manager of Mega Printing Company, which attended the fair from Turkey, said that they attend the fair every year.
Çelik explained that as a company they work closely with Kazakhstan, Çelik said: “Turkish printers are the first address that Kazakh publishers turn to when they need high-level quality service. So we want to get together with them, discuss new projects and introduce our new products here,” he said.
The fair, which drew a great deal of attention from visitors on the first day, will continue until April 24th.