Culture Fair returns to Milan

19-20 Jan. Third edition of popular Milan appointment.

Milan’s Salone della Cultura fair opens on 19 January for two days in the Superstudio Più in Via Tortona 27, this year with a strong books theme.

Bibliophiles will find popular items and rarities in the used, antique and children’s books sections.

Among this year’s novelties is an exhibit on the moving story of Janusz Korczak (pseudonym of Henryk Goldszmit), the Polish doctor and paediatrician who died in Treblinka death camp after repeatedly refusing sanctuary and insisting on staying with the young inmates of the orphanage he was directing when they were rousted from the Warsaw ghetto.

Another exhibit, headlined Testimony of the World, shows a rare collection of black and white photographs from the 1960s by Folco Quilici, award-winning movie director, screenwriter and documentary author.

Among the other events in the programme, visitors can see their own book printed free – details on the Salone website.

Presenting the programme, with its 500 exhibitors in a 12,000 sqm area, Milan councillor Alessandro Mattinzoli said the 65,000 visitors to the previous editions had proved the success of the format.

The Salone is open – free of charge for under-16s – from 10.00 to 19.30 on Saturday and from 09.30 to 19.30 on Sunday.