The Christmas Charity Book Ball was held for the fifth time at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater on 21 December. A total of 17 lots were sold during the event. The raised funds will be donated to the Shklov State Special Boarding School for Visually Impaired Children.
The most expensive lot was the book “Olympic Belarus” with autographs of renowned athletes printed by Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia Publishing House. The second most expensive lot was the six-volume encyclopedia “Culture of Belarus” of the same publishing house. The third most pricey lot of the evening was The Journey of Heir the Tsarevich in three volumes presented by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media of Russia.
This year's edition featured non-Belarusian lots for the first time. As usual, the charity auction showcased the best projects of the Belarusian book publishing industry.The lots were presented in six categories, including 500th Anniversary of Belarusian Book Printing, Year of Culture, and Anniversary Dates.