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The 46th International Book Fair of Buenos Aires is commencing on April 28


on Apr 22, 2022
International Book Fair

The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires is returning for this year’s edition and will open its doors on April 28. The festival will continue till May 16 and will be held at La Rural, Fairgrounds of Buenos Aires. 
The opening ceremony of the 46th Fair will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. The writer Guillermo Saccomanno will be in charge of the opening speech. Admission to the event will be exclusively by special invitation.  This year, Havana is the Guest of Honor City in this edition of the Fair. It is organized by Fundación El Libro, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote books and reading habits. Held for the first time in 1975, it has been consolidated over the years and today is one of the most important cultural events in the world.
The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires has an area of ​​more than 45,000 square meters and is the most popular in the Spanish-speaking world. During its almost three weeks of duration, it is visited by more than a million readers and more than twelve thousand book professionals.

It is dedicated to the publishing industry and the training of professionals. Publishers, booksellers, distributors, literary agents, graphics, translators, illustrators, and librarians meet to carry out commercial exchanges, do business and participate in updating seminars. It also dedicates a significant number of activities to teachers and other reading mediators, whom it considers to be fundamental pillars.

On 28th April, it opens to the general public and becomes a true city of books, with more than 45,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 1,500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries. It stands out for offering an extensive program that includes some 1,500 cultural proposals: conferences, book presentations, courses, talks, book signings, a poetry festival, a storytellers' meeting, and a microfiction day, among many others. 

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