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38th Buenos Aires International Book Fair

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 19th to May 7th, 2012, 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.

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: Mateo Belli (Italy), Sandra Cisneros (USA), Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), Nestor Garcia Canclini (Argentina/Mexico), David Grossman (Israel), Bernardo Kliksberg (Argentina/USA), Alberto Manguel (Argentina/France), Daniel Pennac (Morocco), Carlos Peña (Chile), Niklas Schiöler (Sweden), among others.
The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon; the 7th International Poetry Festival; a Story-telling meeting; free courses and workshops; theater, dance, and music shows; kids and youth sectors.

On Saturday, April 29th, 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 19th through May 7th, 2012
Opening hours:
Thursday, April 19th: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sundays to Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Monday April 30: 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Entry fee:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 20.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Holidays: AR$ 26.
Children under 12, free
Saturday April 29, after 9 pm: free.

For further information, visit the 38th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website (in Spanish only).

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