The 4th of Bingöl University Traditional Book Fairs, previously held in 2017, 2018 and 2019, was held at the 'Social Life Center' of our University between 18-31 May this year, following the two-year COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 40 thousand people visited the book fair, which was organized for the 4th time by the Bingöl Governorship, Bingöl Municipality and our University. More than 30 writers and academics-authors came together with their readers at autograph sessions, panels, interviews and conferences. Our University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Çapak, who made evaluations about the fair, said, “The fact that such events become commonplace and many writers come to our city and meet with their readers within the scope of these events make Bingöl a city of culture.
More than 30 writers and academicians-authors met with their readers at the fair
While books published by 140 publishing houses were exhibited at the 4th Traditional Book Fair of Bingöl University, academicians-authors from different cities and universities of our country as well as many well-known authors of Turkey such as Yusuf Kaplan, Said Ercan, Adem Özköse met with readers at the fair. It is estimated that 10 thousand books were sold at the fair, where more than 30 authors came together with their readers in various events, and the traditional book days fair was visited by approximately 40 thousand people.