VILNIUS – Almost 68,500 people visited the 20th Vilnius Book Fair, the Lithuanian exhibition and congress center LITEXPO, which housed the fair, said on Monday.
Last year, the fair attracted 67,100 visitos.
The four-day book fair, the largest of its kind on the Baltic countries, offered a broad cultural program including almost 550 events and more than 200 meetings with authors, and welcomed over 50 foreign guests.
Traditionally, the fair houses concerts, a music hall and a discussion club.
The organizers estimate that Vilnius Book Fair has hosted over 5,700 events and has attracted more than 5,200 exhibitors, around 400 foreign guests and over a million visitors over the past two decades.
Next year, the fair plans to invite visitors with Jonas Mekas' thought "One need to live without formulas, one needs to be open".