Buenos Aires International Book Fair 2018

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The 44th edition of Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 26th through May 14th, 2018 at La Rural Exhibition Center in Palermo. It will feature over 1000 cultural activities, including 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 that visit it every year.

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: Yasmina Reza, Paul Auster, Mario Vargas Llosa, John M. Coetzee, Juan Villoro, Dan Wells, María Dueñas, Piedad Bonnet, Camilla Läckberg, Elvira Sastre, Richard Ford, among many others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon on May 7th; the International Poetry Festival between April 27 and April 29; 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 Montevideo (Uruguay), which will offer a number of special activities and the presentation of some of its best authors.

"The Night of the City" will be celebrated on Thursday April 26th from 8.00 pm with a free open air concert by Jorge Drexler on Av. Sarmiento.

On Saturday April 28th, the "Night of Montevideo" will be celebrated with free entrance from 8.00 pm, presenting music shows, a jazz tribute to Julio Cortázar, murgas (carnival bands), hip-hop, poem readings, and many other performances.

Professional Sessions: On April 24th, 25th and 26th, from 9 am to 6 pm, 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 (requires previous registration).

DatesApril 26th through May 14th, 2018
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Access through: Ave. Santa Fe 4201; Av Sarmiento 20704; Cerviño 4476
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fridays: 2.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Saturdays: 1.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Sundays and May 1st Holiday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry fees:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 80.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and May 1st: AR$ 120
3 Day pass: AR$ 190.
Thursday, April 26th and Saturday April 28th: Free entrance from 8.00 pm.
Children under 12, free
Monday to Friday (except May 1st) free for teachers, students, pensioners, with  the corresponding accreditation.
*The entrance ticket includes coupons for discounts in book purchases.

For further information, visit the 44th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

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