Hebrew Book Week is Here! This year it will run for 11 days from 5th to 15th June 2013.
It all began back in 1926, when Bracha Peli, founder of Masada Press held a one day event on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. Over the past 87 years it has developed into an annual event with book fairs held in city centers throughout the nation. The prestigious Sapir Prize for Literature is awarded during Hebrew Book Week and all of the country’s major book stores hold annual sales.
Here in Jerusalem at Gan HaPa’amon (Liberty Bell Park), the book fair includes 40 different publishers who have hundreds of books on discounted sale, readings and dramatizations of children’s books, super sales prices on cook books as well as special encounters with visiting authors.
But what happens if you don’t enjoy reading Hebrew or G-d forbid you don’t read Hebrew at all, have more than enough children’s books and don’t have room for another cook book on your kitchen shelf? In Jerusalem there is a delightful solution. The Israel Museum Bookstore is the place for you! During the entire month of June, they are offering Israel Museum Press books are very special prices. Hundreds of art books are available in three different sale price categories. There are titles available at 10 books for NIS 100 (about USD 35), 5 books for NIS 100 and/or 4 books for NIS 100. The Israel Museum Press publishes in Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, Spanish and a variety of other languages.
Jay and I visited the Museum Bookstore yesterday and came home with 14 art books valued at NIS 2,085 (about USD 600) for only NIS 200 (about USD 70)!!
If you are planning to be in Jerusalem this coming week here are the fair’s hours as well as the Israel Museum Store’s opening hours.
Hebrew Book Week At Gan HaPa’amon Jerusalem
5 to 15 June 2013
Sunday – Wednesday 18:00 to 23:00
Thursday 18:00 to 24:00
Saturday from 20:30 to 24:00
Thursday 13 June 2013 from 20:00 to 24:00
Israel Museum Bookstore Hours
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 16:00 to 21:00
Friday 10:00 to 14:00
Photos for this blog post by Isa David-Ben-Rafael and are owned by IsraeLightly