The 11th edition of the Gaudeamus Book Fair organized by Radio Romania has kicked off on the Romanian Black Sea Coast.
Over 30 publishers are presenting their offer at the Gaudeamus Book Fair organized by Radio Romania on the Black Sea Coast. The fair comes to an end on Monday. The program is varied and includes cultural events that will season the holiday atmosphere on the Black Sea Coast, where the fair was opened on Thursday evening by the military band of the Romanian Navy. Attending the opening of the fair, the president and director general of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, Georgica Severin, talked about the Casa Radio publishing house, which is part of the radio corporation, and which is also participating in this edition of the 2019 Black Sea Gaudeamus fair.
Georgica Severin: “Here you will find another side of our corporation, the Casa Radio publishers, where you can buy CDs with the best known theater plays from the repertoire of the Radio Drama Department. You will also find here the stand of Radio Constanta.”
Vlad Stere is a reader with the Casa Radio publishers and he will next reveal the novelties of this edition of the fair: “First I would mention the products for children in the series ‘Good night, kids’, then the radio drama series, books with CDs, poetry books, literature books by Blaga, Bacovia, Nichita Stanescu, Ana Blandiana, CDs with classical music by famous composers recorded in the Radio Hall.”
The book fair brings foreword Radio Romania’s projects. One of them, “Books are returning home” refers to the book donations made by the public and exhibitors. Through this project, donated books will reach those who cannot afford them. Besides book launches scheduled in the resort of Mamaia, shows by Romanian traditional music ensembles will also take place. There will equally be recitals by pop music and traditional music singers as well as modern dance shows. Radio Romania Gaudeamus Caravan, initiated in 2000, consists of various exhibitions devoted to books and education, organized in traditional cultural and university centers where regional stations of Radio Romania are located.
In 2019 the caravan first stopped in Craiova, in the south, then in the northwestern city of Cluj Napoca. In May the caravan went to Oradea, in the west, where all of Romania’s top publishers were present alongside important distributors of foreign books, music and educational games. Before stopping in Mamaia, the Gaudeamus Caravan made a stop over in Timisoara (in the west). From Mamaia it will go to Brasov (in the center) and Iasi (in the east) to finally reach the capital Bucharest in the autumn, like every year. (translation by L. Simion)