Taipei International Book Exhibition

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Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby Taffy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 09:08

Starts today, and runs until Sunday. In previous years there has been some interesting stuff for amateur Taiwan buffs like me; last year I came away with two heavy bags of Taiwan-related books.

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I'll probably pop down on Friday night after work (they're open until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday). Anyone else planning on taking a look?
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby sandman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 14:09

Not me. Far too many people for my taste. Thankfully, I have a stable of seven who will be there every day, all day, picking up all the freebies they have on offer, all the press packs, etc. :wink:
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby ThreadKiller » Thu Jan 31, 2013 23:41

Taffy, did you get to take a look?

The SO has free tickets so we will probably stop in on Sunday. Anything worthwhile?
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby Taffy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 09:27

Not yet, I'm going by tonight after work. I'll report back later.
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby Icon » Sat Feb 02, 2013 18:21

anyone going today or tomorrow? i got my press pass, but I don't feel not very enthusiastic about battling the crowds.

I was told the Spanish section is expanding, with more books from Mexico, Peru and of course Spain brought in.
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby cranky laowai » Tue Dec 30, 2014 13:08

The 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition will be held February 11-16. This time the featured country will be New Zealand.

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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby ThreadKiller » Sat Feb 14, 2015 13:40

cranky laowai wrote:The 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition will be held February 11-16. This time the featured country will be New Zealand.


Plan to stop round and give it a look-see in about an hour's time.
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby Jaboney » Sat Feb 14, 2015 19:08

Picked up a few good books for the kids. Learned Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul is in development for a film adaptation.

Also, may have successfully pitched myself a job. :)
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby SlowRain » Thu Feb 07, 2019 14:01

It's taking place on February 12-17th this year, and the featured country is Germany. Author Maukus Zusak will apparently be there.

How much are tickets? And, I know this is a long shot, what are the chances of finding good books on European and Asian Middle Ages in English?
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Re: Taipei International Book Exhibition

Postby cranky laowai » Sun Feb 10, 2019 18:13

SlowRain wrote:It's taking place on February 12-17th this year, and the featured country is Germany. Author Maukus Zusak will apparently be there.

How much are tickets? And, I know this is a long shot, what are the chances of finding good books on European and Asian Middle Ages in English?

Amazingly, the, ahem, international book exhibition seems to have overlooked adding the little detail of admission price to its English-language website. :doh:

One-day entry tickets are NT$100. Multiple-day tickets are NT$200. There are discounts for students and those over 65. People under 18 are free. NB: On the first day (Tuesday), the exhibition doesn't open to members of the general public until 3:00 -- though maybe a foreign face would be good enough to get you in during the exhibitors-only period of 10:00-3:00 that day.

As for the chances of finding good books on the Middle Ages in English, I'd just say that the chances are better than you'd have any other time of the year in Taipei. A possible find might be an inexpensive domestic edition of the Cambridge History of China. Some of those volumes cover the medieval period.

I love wandering the book show but probably won't be able to go until the weekend.
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