An annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, is kicking off at the Litexpo exhibition center in Vilnius on Thursday.
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Guests from 15 foreign countries are expected to come to the 18th annual Vilnius Book Fair, which will run through Sunday, Feb. 26.

Under the slogan of "Lithuanian Signs Visible Abroad", this year's fair will focus on people who, through their works and ideas, have been promoting Lithuania in the world.

The international book fair attracts over 60,000 visitors annually.

More than 300 participants are expected to take part in this year's fair, including publishers from Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Romania, Catalan, Slovenia and Latvia. Guests from Russia, Poland, Spain, France, Finland, Israel, Italy, the US, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Belarus and Germany are also expected in Vilnius.

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