Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Valencia Book Fair

The 33rd Valencia Book Fair is here!

If you like rare books, ancient manuscripts, lithographs and engravings, note this fantastic event on your calendar. The old book market of Valencia will open in spring, along with Las Fallas (from the 15th to the 19th of March). This is a great tradition that transforms the city.The Valencia Book Fair is almost here!

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This Valencia Book Fair is heaven for all book lovers, the collectors and the curious, with great offers… 41 book stalls will be installed along the Gran Via Marques del Turia, between Calle Pizarro and the Plaza de Canovas. And what kind of book does a bibliophile like? Special books: books recently published, old books, etc. As an example, the Star Wars books, the Irish ghost stories, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Blasco Ibanez… You can get pocket treasures only for two euros and other ones can get very expensive (600 or even thousands of euros).

Currently, the most expensive book is the Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci, a notebook with original drawings and sketches. It was bought by Bill Gates in 1994 for $ 30.8 million. It also highlights the Apocalypse of St. John (75×60cm and120kg) with over 300,000 calligraphy letters in sheepskins. Now we’re in a digital age, the book markets tend to lose the audience, and the value of books goes up…

The city of lights

At the beginning of the spring, Valencia is born again. When the Valencia Book Fair is over, a new one will start: the fallas festival from March 15th to the 19th. The city fills with lights, firecrackers, parades, colours, music and fallas… This is a popular festival that brings millions of tourists each year to Valencia and turns the city into the heart of fun. Take advantage of these two appointments and visit Valencia, a destination whose gastronomy, beach area and people will guarantee a perfect holiday. For a relaxing time and cheap accommodation, rent Apartments in Valencia

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