37h Buenos Aires International Book Fair

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The Buenos Aires International Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. It is considered one of the most important cultural and editorial events in Latin America, and a meeting point for authors, editors, book sellers, distributors, teachers, librarians, scientists, and over 1,200,000 readers from around the world. The Fair will take place from April 20th to May 9th, 2011, occupying the "Azul", "Verde", "Amarillo", "Rojo", "Ocre", "Blanco", and Nº 9 pavilions of La Rural exhibition complex, and Palacio Frers.  As every year, it will feature conferences, round-tables, talks with prestigious national and international intellectuals, book presentations, shows, activities for children and teenagers, events for specialists and publishing professionals, and book sales of literature in all languages.

This year the Fair has a special importance since Buenos Aires has been chosen as World's Book Capital of 2011.

One of the outstanding features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Some of the intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are: Nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa; Wilbur Smith; Carlos Páez Vilaró; François Dubet, Rosa Montero; Antonio Muñoz Molina, among others.

The special activities this year include: a Book Reading Marathon; the 6th International Poetry Festival; a Story-telling meeting; free courses and workshops; theater, dance, and music shows; kids and youth sectors.

On Saturday, April 23rd, the fair will join the celebrations of "The Day of the City", with shows, contests, special activities, games, raffles, book signings, and many surprises for visitors. On that day the Book Fair will remain open until 1 am, with free entrance after 9.00 pm.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Ave. Santa Fe and Sarmiento, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Dates: April 23rd through May 9th, 2011
Opening hours:
Wednesday, April 20th: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday to Thursday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday April 23: 2:00 pm to 1:00 am
Entry fee:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 15.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 20.
Children under 12, free
Saturday April 23, after 9 pm: free.

For further information, visit the 37th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website (in Spanish only).

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