Tomorrow is the grand opening of this year’s Beijing International Book Fair BIBF in Tianjin. That means for some, this is lazy Sunday… while for others, it is frenzy work, many last minut calls and anxiousness for everything to be perfect… I am always amazed the day before a fair to open when the chaos […]

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It is a unique story, on several levels, that promises to unfold at this year’s China International Book Fair BIBF – in Tianjin, 120 km from Beijing in this 4 m harbour town. Upbeat not only by 50+ gold medals from the Olympics, but even more so by a surge in dynamics, growth and profile […]

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Arriving at the Beijing airport this morning from Europe, I find myself picked up even before I could realize the really dump whether and the thick smog clouds above the city, by a young band of helpful youngsters waving billboards spelling the fair’s acronym BIBF, and guided gently to the bus stop for Tianjin. For […]

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