43rd Buenos Aires International Book Fair

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The 43rd Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 27th to May 15th, 2017 at La Rural Exhibition Center in Palermo. 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.

The 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.

One of the main features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Some of the outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Alessandro Baricco, Bernhard Schlink, John Katzenbach, John M. Coetzee, Pierre Lemaitre, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Javier Cercas, Etgar Keret, Leonardo Boff, among many others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon on May 18; the International Poetry Festival between April 28 and April 30; Meetings with "booktoubers" on May 12 and May 13; as well as kids and youth sectors; Story-telling; free workshops; musical shows; book signing; among many others.

The guest city at the Fair this year will be Los Angeles, USA, which will offer a number of special activities and the presentation of some of its best authors, such as: Gregg Hurtiz; Jim C. Hines; Héctor Tobar.

"The Night of the Fair" will be celebrated on April 29th, with special activities, games, raffles, book signings, and music shows featuring the groups "Los Oreos" and "Flower Trip", that will perform songs from the Hollywood movies. On that day the Book Fair will remain open until 1 am, with free entrance after 9.00 pm.

Professional Sessions: From April 25 to 27, the Buenos Aires Book Fair is open exclusively to book professionals, offering an outstanding training program, the best business opportunities and chances for networking. Mark these dates and be part of the most intense and productive three days of the Spanish-speaking publishing world.

Dates: April 27th through May 15th, 2017
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Access through: Ave. Santa Fe 4201; Av Sarmiento 20704; Cerviño 4476
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and May 1st Holiday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry fees:
Monday to Thursday (except Monday May 1st): AR$ 70.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and May 1st: AR$ 100
3 Day pass: AR$ 150.
Children under 12, free
Monday to Friday (except Monday May 1st) free for teachers, students, pensioners, with  the corresponding accreditation.

For further information, visit the 43rd International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

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