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Indonesia to Be 2015 Guest of Honor at Frankfurt Book Fair

The world’s biggest book fair that takes place each year in Frankfurt, Germany, ended on Sunday with the handover ceremony that saw Finland giving its official guest of honor role to Indonesia.

From Oct. 7 to 12, different players of the book industry from all over the world came together in Frankfurt for networking, licensing and trading, while book lovers and enthusiasts had the chance to meet authors and publishers and witness a myriad of literature-related events.

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London Book Fair 2018 - Day 1

Today was the 1st day of LBF2018. When you entered via the west wing of Kensington Olympia, where the book fair was taking place, you were straight away greeted with decorated bollards promoting Indonesia. The stand itself was quite spacious, very elegant with a touch of black and grey designed by the country's young architects. However the location of the stand was unfortunately a bit tucked away from the crowd making it harder to notice. In the morning, we saw some potential customers talking with the various publishers.

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London Book Fair 2018 - Day 2

On the second day of the LBF2018, Indonesia spread its wings in promoting the country’s literature. A young Indonesian poet Avianti Armand, equipped with her recent collection of poems titled “Women Whose Names Were Erased” attended a joint-reading and discussion with Estonian poet Maarja Kangro, moderated by Peggy Hughes of the Writer’s Center Norwich at one of the hubs called the Poet’s Corner.

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London Book Fair 2018 - Day 3

All Indonesians should be very proud to know that Indonesia is now officially the Market Focus Country for the London Book Fair 2019. This year’s handover from the Baltic countries to Indonesia, held today, went very smoothly and amiably. All the ambassadors from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia sincerely promised the ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Rizal Sukma that they would be more than happy to share their experience and provide assistance whenever needed.

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