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bookfestTitle: Athens Book Fair at Zappieon
Location: Zappieon Hall, Zappieon Gardens
Description: As you wander through the National Gardens, it\’s hard to tell where the Gardens end and the Zappieon begins – and most of the time, it doesn\’t matter. But from September 11 to September 27, 2009, you\’ll want to seek out the beautiful Zappeion Hall, located roughly between the National Gardens and the entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, because for 2 weeks the hall is open to the public for the annual Athens Book Fair. Book lovers will enjoy browsing over 300 vendors\’ books, but everyone will love visiting this amazing building. (And since it isn\’t always open to the public, this is a fabulous opportunity to get inside).
Start Date: 2009-09-11
End Date: 2009-09-27

This year’s Athens Book Festival is entitled Greening the Future and in addition to the books you’ll find on sale, there will also be a full schedule of film screenings and lectures.

If you can’t make it to the Book Fair, you can always go on a virtual tour of the Zappeion.

By Athensguide

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