From 21th to 24th May 2009 held the 54th International Book Fair in Warsaw. Among the many foreign publishing, the Publishing Pectus from Košice participated at this event as well. Pectus was exhibiting an original and literature in translation of book production within the last 2 years. Visitors were informed about the new website of Pectus, the Art Association and Publishing. Slovak Institut in Warsaw and Association of Slovaks in Poland were presenting themselves in the common Slovak booth with Pectus together.
The honored guest of this year Fair, was The Council of Europe celebrating the 60th anniversary of its foundation. On the first day, the organizers were giving their attention to library staff, publishers and media. The event was monitoring by more than 300 foreign journalists. 20 Polish authors were nominated for the Nike Literary Award. In the next days open to the general public, were held the expert meetings which were aimed at reviving the Book Fair and at ways to eliminate its negative effects. There have been awarded the translators of scientific literature. The Council of Europe was presenting the publication of the rights especially of children, computer programs related to protection of children on the internet and discrimination in sport. At the Book Fair event were present more than 50 000 visitors.