Lund is one of the oldest and most charming cities in Sweden. It is famous for its historical buildings, for its University (founded in the year 1666), for numerous bicycles in the streets, its rich cultural scene (Ingmar Bergman’s movie “Wild Strawberries” was shot in Lund) – and for its bookshops.
Pierre Dethorey, member of the Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (SVAF) runs one of these bookshops. Akarps antikvariat at Kalkstensvägen 21 has one of the largest stocks of rare books in Scandinavia. And it is home to a very special treasure all book people will immediately fall in love with:
Pierre Dethorey owns a stunning collection of more than 200 pop-up books – beautiful, funny, colourful, extraordinary, rare!
Right now he is preparing an exhibition of the highlights from his collection which he will show in his shop on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2015. Thanks to Pierre Dethorey the world will see an ILAB Pop Up Book Fair in Sweden exclusively dedicated to pop-up books! An amazing idea and another great event on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day 2015!
As well as browsing the rare pop-upbooks on display visitors will be invited to symbolically fill an “empty bookcase" with symbolic “books” by donating money to the UNESCO literacy projects in South Sudan.
POP UP IN LUND ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY!
THURSDAY 23 APRIL – 11 am to 6 pm (also from Friday to Sunday)
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