CNR Book Fair draws great interest due to easy location
The CNR Book Fair, which draws great interest, will remain open at Yeşilköy CNR Expo through March 9Istanbul’s CNR Book Fair, which was opened on March 1, is attracting interest from readers thanks to its easy location and free entrance, drawing 60,000 people in the first two days of operation, according to officials.
The fair has benefited from its more central location in Yeşilköy as compared to Istanbul’s biggest book fair at the Tradex center in Beylikdüzü, CNR Book Fair official Pınar Çevik said.
“A book fair came to the people of Istanbul after many years. It is very easy to reach the location of the fair. The metro is in the garden of the fair area. Families with children can easily come to the fair. We also have a shuttle from the Marmaray every hour for those coming from the Anatolian side. Our parking lot is free,” she said.
Çevik said the fair featured more than 150 publishing houses and 200 brands, adding that the weekend was full with autograph sessions.
The theme of the fair is “social media and children,” said Çevik. “Social media can be used by children, too. But they are a bit more defenseless there. What we want to highlight here is how children can use social media in a healthier way. We are trying to focus on this theme in our events and talks.”
At the fair, Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz’s book “Yanko the Musician” is given for free to readers. The fair will be open until March 9.