Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair 2011 at Copenhagen’s Beautiful Round Tower
By Maria Girsel
The Scandinavian Antiquarian Book Fair 2011 will take place in Copenhagen, organized by the Danish Antiquarian Booksellers Association. The Scandinavian Book Fair alternates between Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen, and in 2011 the pleasure of hosting it befalls Copenhagen. It will take place from the 24th of November till the 26th of November, in the heart of Copenhagen, in one of Denmark’s most beloved and admired buildings, which every weekend attracts several thousand visitors in itself.
The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642 as part of the Trinitatis complex, which united church, library, and observatory in a single building. The Tower counts as Europe's oldest still active observatory. The old library room, in which the book fair will take place, was the first university library in Denmark and the place where all the books of the university were kept from 1657 till 1861, when the collection was moved to larger premises. Further information about the book fair will follow as we progress with the planning.