photo; Łukasz Jarocki / The Book Institute

Second day of the Taipei International Book Exhibition came to an end

The Polish programme for the second day of the Taipei International Book Exhibition TIBE was rich in attractions. These included a meeting with Andrzej Sapkowski, a comic book workshop with Bartosz Sztybor, and a tasting of specialities of Polish cuisine.

The programme for the second day of the Taipei Fair has now come to an end. The events prepared for yesterday by the Book Institute and the Polish Office in Taipei attracted crowds to the Polish stand. The meeting with the author of The Witcher saga, Andrzej Sapkowski, enjoyed the greatest interest, but a very good turnout accompanied all the events we organised. The Polish stand was visited today by, among others, Chiang Wan-an, Mayor of Taipei City.

Yesterday's programme included:

10:00 - Expert panel on selling copyrights to foreign publishers, with experts from Poland, Lithuania, and Taiwan (Poland was represented by Karolina Jaszecka from KaBooks Agency).

10:30 – Comic book workshop with Bartosz Sztybor.

11:45 - Presentation entitled "Poland - Contemporary architecture you should know!", hosted by Dr Michał Wisniewski, PhD, specialising in the history of art and the author of several dozen publications on Polish and world architecture.

13:00 – A meeting with illustrator Marianna Oklejak.

14:15 – A meeting with Andrzej Sapkowski.

15:30 - A meeting devoted to books, comics, and a series from the world of the game "Cyberpunk 2077", featuring Bartosz Sztybor (author of comics, producer and co-screenwriter of the Netflix series "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners") and Rafał Kosik (author of the novel "Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence").

16:30 - Tasting of dishes typical of Polish culinary tradition entitled "Poland on a Silver Platter".

The Taipei International Book Exhibition began on 31 January and will last until 5 February. A rich programme prepared by the Book Institute and the Polish Office in Taipei awaits visitors to the fair each day.

The International Book Exhibition in Taipei is part of the strategy pursued by the Book Institute, the aim of which is to have a sustained, distinct presence of Polish literature in places where up to now Polish books have not been available or have been insufficiently available.

The project was co-financed by funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the task 'Poland as Guest of Honour at the TIBE 2023 International Book Exhibition in Taipei'.