Hungarian Language and Book Festival

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2016/09/02 - 2016/09/04

Just like in previous years, NSZL will take part in the Hungarian Language and Book Festival to be held between September 2 -4, 2016 in Szentháromság Square. We are waiting for you and your friends with a book sales pavilion and a stage book presentation in Szentháromság Square, and with lots of other programs in the Library building.

Programs in the Library building (Wing “F” of Buda Royal Palace):

On Friday September 2 and Saturday September 3, 2016, the original copy of the oldest book printed in Hungary, Chronica Hungarorum (also known as Buda Chronicle) will be exhibited in the Boardroom (Room 516) of National Széchényi Library. Research fellow of NSZL Szilvia Bánfi will deliver lectures on Chronica Hungarorum at 10 and 12 a.m. on Friday, and at 12 a.m. on Saturday.

Our exhibition entitled Zichy’s Drawn Heroes will be open on both days. On Saturday, several guided tours will be held by curators of the exhibition Rita Szűts-Novák and Anita Szarka. Guided tours will start at 10 and 11 a.m., and at 1 and 2 p.m.

Our stage program in Szentháromság Square

13.45–14.25 Ágnes Széchenyi, senior research fellow of HAS RCH Institute for Literary Studies will talk about the Almanac of Budapest Journalists Association 1909a facsimile edition published recently by NSZL, with literary historians László Boka and Zoltán Szénási, authors of the two accompanying studies written for the facsimile edition.

This year too, a wide range of books will be offered at the pavilion of National Széchényi Library. NSZL as a Book Publisher has been present on the Hungarian book market with its prestigious publications for years now. The Library publishes 26 to 30 publications annually, based on its unique collection and on the special knowledge of its staff members. On its own or jointly with renowned Hungarian and international publishing houses, NSZL publishes a wide range of books including facsimile editions, decorative albums, conference and study volumes, gap-filling bibliographies and exhibition catalogs. The Hungarian national library also publishes several periodicals and institutional yearbooks.

During the days of Hungarian Language and Book Festival, our publications will be available at a discount price.

Invitation card (in Hungarian)