2012 Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair

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From July 9th to July 28th, 2012, the 22nd edition of the Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair (Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil) will take place at Centro de Exposiones de Buenos Aires. The Fair is a place destined for the cultural and educational upbringing of children, in an entertaining and joyful environment.

Apart from the exhibition and sale of books, the Fair will offer numerous activities for youngsters and children:
  • Fixed and rotating workshops of chess, drawing, story telling, painting, modeling, magic, science, illustration, comics, reading, cooking, clown, creativity, music, Japanese painting (sumi-e), puppetry, and much more.
  • Theater, puppet, circus, and music shows.
  • Games and contests
  • Story-telling
  • Talks with writers
  • Signing of copies
  • Children´s Library
Kids will be able to meet their favorite writers and cartoonists, participate in the workshops, read at the library or enjoy the shows organized by the exhibitors, that will take place at their exhibition stands.
During the course of the fair there will also be activities designed for professionals and students of the areas related to education and the world of children´s books.

This year for the third time a Comics Festival will be presented during the fair, on July 27th and 28th. Distinguished Argentine authors will present talks, workshops and exhibits related to comics, their design, script writing, drawing, animation, and graphic humor. The Festival will feature the special participation of cartoon writer Robin Wood, creator of Nippur de Lagash.
As part of the Comics Festival, a Cosplay contest will take place on July 14th, at 5:00 pm (with accreditation).

From July 14th to July 28th, every day at 5pm and 6pm, different choirs will be singing at the exhibition´s entrance hall.

Dates: July 9th to 28th, 2012
Location: Centro de Exposiciones de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Pueyrredón
Opening times:
July 9: 11 am to 6 pm 
July 10 to July 13: 10 am to 6 pm
July 14 to July 28: Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Entry fee: 
Adults: AR$25
Seniors, teachers and Children under 18: Free

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