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KIAP book swapTrade in the last edition and get a new one for just Fr. 25.-!

Don’t forget to bring along a copy of your Know-it-all passport to Expat-Expo, which is taking place this Sunday, 10 October from 11h-17h, at Palexpo in Geneva.

Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman, editor of the book, is making a special offer to customers who bring in their 2009/2010 edition.  All you have to do is find your old green copy at home and bring it to Lisa on the stand (L1) who will trade it in for the new edition for just Fr. 25.-. Since the regular price is Fr. 38.- in stores, this is a great incentive to upgrade.

A team of 14 people updated the 7th edition, which includes over 700 pages and features literally hundreds of new entries.  In response to customer demand, two new sections covering NIGHT LIFE and CHOCOLATE have also been added.

To help readers look up information more quickly than before, all entries have been reclassified to form a new, improved TABLE OF CONTENTS. The new sections can be easily identified by the full-page photos, which were sent in for our photography contest - see the winner's names here. Thousands of individual entries can also be accessed via the 27-page index at the back of the book.

A percentage of the profits of Know-it-all passport are being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, another reason to continue to purchase the new edition!

So don’t forget to bring your old copy to Expat-Expo (www.expat-expo.info/Geneva.html) and take advantage of this great offer, which lasts for one day only on Sunday 10 October!

In response to demand from our visitors, knowitall.ch has launched two new sections, which we think you will find useful!

Local Activities is a new area of the site, dedicated to helping you find the best courses, camps and classes for adults or children.  In addition to a new Search Activities function that allows you to look-up activities in your area, we have added a new Activities Calendar, where you can compare different activities all on one screen!

Since this is an entirely new initiative that relies on input from you, we urgently request you send us details of any classes, courses or camps you are organizing in the coming months.  Click here to find out more about the different options available to you.

Local Holidays is a useful addition to the site, helping you to plan your activities around important public and school holidays.  Given the huge discrepancies in holidays, not only between Switzerland and France but also between different cantons and departments within these countries, we’re sure you’ll be coming back frequently to this area of the site!  Click here to find out more or go straight to our Holidays Calendar.

These two new calendars are offered in conjunction with our highly successuful Events Calendar, which features hundreds of events, carefully categorised to allow you to look up information as quickly as possible.  Click on the calendars in the left hand column to go straight to the calendar of your choice or fill out one of the forms below to submit your event or activity to the site:

The following photos show the Winners and Runners-up for the AMATEUR PHOTO COMPETITION FOR KNOW-IT-ALL PASSPORT® 2011/2012.

With over 250 entries, there was a fantastic choice so we would also like to show some that almost made it into the book! The first section shows the Winners, and the second shows the Runners-up photos and how they would have looked if they had been printed in the book.

Click on each of the photos to see an enlarged view.

kiap2011-12coverBOOK LAUNCH: Please come to the book launch of the new edition of Know-it-all passport 2011/2012. 

Payot Chantepoulet, 5 rue Chantepoulet
1201 Genève
www.payot.ch

Thursday, September 2nd, 18h-20h

This is your opportunity to meet and have your copy signed by Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman! Same price, more info, more pages, less volume! Enjoy a glass of wine or juice and browse the rest of the bookshop that remains open until 20h that evening. They have the largest English books section in the area.

 

 

 

The 7th edition of Know-it-all passport®, the popular English-language guidebook for Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France, has just been published and has now been distributed to local outlets. Click here for a full list of distribution points.

A team of 13 people updated the latest edition, which includes over 700 pages and features literally hundreds of new entries.  In response to customer demand, two new sections covering NIGHT LIFE and CHOCOLATE have also been added.

To help readers look up information more quickly than before, all entries have been reclassified to form a new, improved TABLE OF CONTENTS. The new sections can be easily identified by the full-page photos, which were sent in for our photography contest - see the winner's names here. Thousands of individual entries can also be accessed via the 27-page index at the back of the book.

 

KNOW-IT-ALL PASSPORT GOES TO PRINT!
Three of the winners in Know-it-all passport’s recent amateur photo competition had the chance to visit local printer, Imprimerie Nationale Rochat-Baumann, to see the first pages of the book come hot-off-the-press!
Fabien Scotti, Steven McDermott, and Dana Cosio-Mercado were just three of the eight winners chosen from nearly 250 entries for the competition. Their photos will be used as section separators in the new 7th edition of Know-it-all passport ® 2011/2012, which is due out at the end-of-August this year. For a list of all the winners and the categories they won, click here.
After a visit through the pre-press section, the winners were shown how the printing film is developed on an aluminum sheet. Once the ink has rolled over this sheet, the ink is transferred to a rubberized drum roll and then printed on the paper (right-side up). This photo shows a section of the brand-new 5 color press that the Imprimerie Nationale has recently acquired.
In the photo you can see Steven using a cutting machine to trim some paper.
In addition to being invited to the view the printing of the book, each of the winners will receive two copies of the new edition.
Amateur photo competition winners

Three of the winners in Know-it-all passport’s recent amateur photo competition had the chance to visit local printer, Imprimerie Nationale Rochat-Baumann, to see the first pages of the book come hot-off-the-press!

Fabien Scotti, Steven McDermott, and Dana Cosio-Mercado were just three of the eight winners chosen from nearly 250 entries for the competition. Their photos will be used as section separators in the new 7th edition of Know-it-all passport ® 2011/2012, which is due out at the end-of-August this year. For a list of all the winners and the categories they won, click here.

After a visit through the pre-press section, the winners were shown how the printing film is developed on an aluminum sheet. Once the ink has rolled over this sheet, the ink is transferred to a rubberized drum roll and then printed on the paper (right-side up).

Steven cutting at printersIn addition to being invited to the view the printing of the book, each of the winners will receive two copies of the new edition.

The first photo shows the three winners, Fabien (left), Steven (middle) and Dana (right) standing next to a section of the brand-new 5 color press that the Imprimerie Nationale has recently acquired.

In the second photo you can see Steven using a cutting machine to trim some paper.