41st Buenos Aires International Book Fair

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The 41st Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 23rd to May 11th, 2015 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 outstanding features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. 
Some of the outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are:  Rosa Montero, Arturo Pérez Reverte and Javier Cercas (Spain) John Banville (Ireland), Dan Wells USA); Michele Petit (France); Héctor Abad Faciolince and Jorge Franco (Colombia); Dacia Maraini (Italy), among others.

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

On Friday, April 24th, the fair will join the celebrations of "The Day of the City", with special activities, games, raffles, book signings, and music shows. On that day the Book Fair will remain open until 1 am, with free entrance after 8.00 pm.

The guest city at the Fair this year will be Mexico DF, with the presentation of 50 of its best authors and special activities.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Ave. Santa Fe and Sarmiento, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Dates: April 23rd through May 11th, 2015

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, Sundays and Thursday May 1st (Holiday): 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Entry fees:

Monday to Thursday: AR$ 35.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and May 1st Holiday: AR$ 50.
Children under 12, free
Friday April 24, after 8 pm: free.
Monday April 27: Free for holders of Tarjeta Sube
Chequelibro AR$35. With the purchase of each entry ticket visitors will receive a check with a value of AR$25 to use at any of the participating bookstores in the country.

For further information, visit the 41st International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

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