BOOKS & ROSES FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd 2016
10am – 6pm
JING’AN PARK

BOOKSTALLS, AUTHORS AND MORE BOOKS

Looking for a nice book for someone special? Eager to find out your next read? Books&Roses will be the best occasion! The city’s bookstores will gather together to bring you the latest best sellers alongside roses. Libraries, printing houses and authors will join this book-lovers festival!

KIDS & FAMILIES

Along the whole day, there will be lots of chances for kids to have fun! Kids and their families will find out in different languages the centennial legend that gave rise to Books&Roses celebration, and will do themed arts & crafts with other local and international kids: Paper roses, handmade bookmarks, Chinese calligraphy…

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Book & Roses will be also the chance to share inspiring talks and conferences on Chinese and foreign literature, illustration, book design and reading technology. Guest speakers from different countries and backgrounds will bring to Shanghai their view on the books and creative scene. Workshops on papermaking, lettering, paper collage, will take place during the day.

MUSIC & ARTS CORNERS

Books won’t be the only culture that Shanghai citizens will have the chance to enjoy. The festival will bring street music, theater and painting from different cultures and countries.

CHARITY: BOOKS FOR ALL

Kids from Chinese rural areas will also benefit from this festival! A collection point for new and used books will be set so anyone can donate books for kids from less developed areas.