NEW YORK (Jul. 8)
The American Jewish Committee, in conjunction with the Association of Jewish Book Publishers and the Jewish Book Council, will sponsor an exhibit of books of Jewish interest at the Second International Moscow Book Fair this fall, it was announced here.
The exhibit will feature 700 book titles of volumes published in the United States, including both fiction and non-fiction works. Books in English, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian, as well as prayer books, will be included in the display. Titles issued by publishers specializing in Jewish volumes, as well as books of interest to Jewish audiences issued by general publishers, will be featured.
The Moscow Book Fair will be held Sept. 4-10. A similar fair was held in Moscow in 1977, at which a comparable exhibition of Jewish volumes was displayed. Part of the costs of the Jewish book exhibition are being defrayed by the Joseph Meyerhoff Foundation of Baltimore.
Representing the sponsors at the Moscow Fair will be Robert B. Goldmann, Chairman of the AJC committee planning the book fair exhibition; Ruth Septee, Vice President of the AJC Philadelphia Chapter and Bernard Schartsteln of Ktav Publishing House.
The exhibit will be open to the general public in the Soviet capital, as well as to publishers, librarians, and others in the Soviet Union concerned with book matters. Visitors will be provided free with lists of books being displayed, Jewish calendars, notes on Jewish holidays and recordings of children’s music.
Among the publishers who will be represented at the Jewish exhibit are: The American Jewish Committee, Avon, Bookozine, Doubleday, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Jewish Book Council, Jewish Publication Society, Putnam, Random House-Knopf-Pantheon, Ktav Publishing House, Schocken Books, Hebrew Publishing Co., Apti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, and Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Jacob Steinberg is President of the Association of Jewish Book Publishers.