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Büyükçekmece Municipality 1st Book Days event starts on Monday, October 2nd...

Büyükçekmece Municipality Book Days are starting

Büyükçekmece Municipality 1st Book Days event starts on Monday, October 2nd.

1st Book Days event which famous writers and publishers will attend and which has a full program will last until the evening of October 8th.  In Book Days, which is organized especially to make the young people love reading, many famous writers will sign books, talk with the readers and various cultural events for children and adults will be organized during the week.



Büyükçekmece Mayor Hasan Akgün stated that they would organize the 1st Book Days event in the courtyard of the new municipal building and said that: "We will use the new building as a cultural center as well. I am delighted that we will organize Book Days, the first event of our cultural events".  Dr. Akgün reminded that Büyükçekmece is a culture - art city and said:



"Büyükçekmece Municipality is a successful culture and art city not only in Turkey but also in the world. For example, Büyükçekmece International Culture and Art Festival, of which we organized the 18th this year, has been chosen as the world's number one 5 times by the World Festivals Association. Again, we address everybody with painting, photography, handcrafts workshops, folk dance courses, theater and cinema shows within the scope of our People's Academy.  All our cultural centers are always full.  Büyükçekmece is a city with a very high rate of readers. For example, our municipal library is the library that offers the most books to borrow in İstanbul. The Book Days, which we organize the first this year, will grow even more each year. I invite everyone to come to Büyükçekmece. In fact, Turkey's biggest book fair is held in TÜYAP, which is within the boundaries of our district. Büyükçekmece is a place that readers know well." 



22 large publishers, 8 bookstores and a record collector will attend the Büyükçekmece 1st Book Days event. In Book Days, there will also be special programs for children, and publishers for children's books will also attend the exhibition.

Interview program of 1st Book Days event, which will be held between the dates of October 2nd and 8th at 11.00-22.00 in the municipal building square, is as follows:

Monday, October 2 at 17.00:  Opening ceremony and cocktail

Wednesday, October 4 at 16.00: Atilla Dorsay

Thursday, October 5 at 13.00: Süleyman Bulut

Saturday, October 7 at 16.00: Mustafa Balbay

Saturday, October 7 at 19.00: Sinan Meydan (Sinan Meydan will also be in the event area all day.)

Sunday, October 8 at 12.00: Ahmet Yavuz

    14.00:  Aydın Arif

                            16.00: İrfan Değirmenci


The "Autograph Session" activity program of Book Days 1 will be as follows:

Thursday, October 5: Nurgül Ateş, Murat Aksoy

Saturday, October 7:  İnci Aral, Sinan Meydan

Sunday, October 8: Yalvaç Ural – Suat Suna


During the Book Days event of Büyükçekmece Municipality, there will be shuttle bus services between TÜYAP metrobus station and the municipality building every 2 hours starting from 11.00 between October 2-8.​

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