Buenos Aires International Book Fair 2019

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The 45th edition of Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 25th through May 14th, 2019 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: Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Julia Navarro, Rosa Montero, Santiago Posteguillo, Gael Faye, Sandro Veronelli, Carlos Fonseca, Anselm Grun, Sergio Ramírez, Bryce Echenique, Gioconda Belli, Laurence Debray (daughter of Regis Debray), Jul (draftsman of Lucky Luke since 2016), Victoria Schwab, Mackenzi Lee, Sara Búho, among many others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: the International Poetry Festival between April 26 and April 28; the Book Reading Marathon on May 6th; as well as special sectors for kids and young adults; Story-telling; free workshops; musical shows; book signings... among many others.

The guest city at the Fair this year is Barcelona (Spain), which will offer a number of special activities and the presentation of some of its best authors.

"The Night of the Fair" will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27th from 8.00 pm with a free open air concert by Catalan artist Silvia Pérez Cruz, with a musical show at the outdoor court.

Professional Sessions: On April 23rd, 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 four days of the Spanish-speaking publishing world (requires previous registration through this link).

General Information:
DatesApril 25th through May 13th, 2019
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: AR$ 120.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and May 1st Holiday: AR$ 180.
3 Day pass: AR$ 270 (on sale online only).
Promotions and discounts:
Saturday, April 27th: Nigh of the Fair. Free entrance from 8.00 pm to 12:00 am.
Children under 12, free every day.
Monday to Friday (except May 1st) free for teachers, students, seniors, with  the corresponding accreditation.
*The entrance ticket includes coupons for 10% discount in book purchases.

For further information, visit the 45th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

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