Open Daily 4:00 pm –8:00 pm
The presentation of the book will take place on the ground floor of Stegi Vitsentzos Kornaros’ building (97 Vitsentzou Kornarou & Kazantzaki str., Sitia), on Wednesday 1 March 2023, at 8 pm. Maria Sergaki’s book, Lassithi Press (1990-2021), Newspapers – Magazines, School pamphlets, Typographers and Printing press businesses, which is an important contribution to the History of Lassithi, will be presented by Miltiadis Papadakis. The event will be hosted by Antonis Anipsitakis.
About the book
The writing and publishing of the particular book aspires to shed ample light to the historical, social, political and cultural aspects of the society of the Lassithi Prefecture during the period of circulation of the printed material presented within.
The book displays a panorama of the entire 20th century and of the first two decades of the 21st century, focusing on the most challenging times of the recent local History, such as the period of the German Occupation.
In the course of its 816 pages, 233 printed media that were published within the Prefecture of Lassithi during the last 120 years are extensively documented. Amongst the printed media of the time are various newspapers, cultural magazines, the material published by the local Church, Prefecture, Municipality, local cultural societies and societies of professionals, as well as school newspapers and pamphlets, and generally speaking every kind of periodical which circulated in the Lassithi Prefecture from 1905 to 2021.
A distinctive section of the book is dedicated to the history of Typography and to the work of the typographers of the Prefecture of Lassithi. Journalists, typographers and publishers originating from Lassithi, whose work was distinguished outside the Lassithi Prefecture, in Heraklion, Athens, Egypt and elsewhere, are also presented in the book.
The gathering of the rich original material which was used for the writing of this book is a result of numerous years of research, from 2006 until its publishing, in the State Archives, in the Archives of the Lassithi and Chania Prefectures, in the most important local and national libraries, as well as in a variety of private archives.