Buenos Aires Book Fair
The 47th Buenos Aires Book Fair ended on May 15
During its 19 days open to the public, 1,245,000 visitors toured the Fair’s 41,590 m2 of exhibition space, which had 486 exhibitors, 2,137 cultural activities and the visit of more than 200 international authors. In addition, more than 1,000 popular libraries from all over Argentina participated in a new edition of Conabip’s Book Program%, and during the Professional Conferences, more than 12,000 representatives of the book industry attended.
Furthermore, with a view to 2024, it was announced that Lisbon will be the Guest of Honor City of the 48th Buenos Aires International Book Fair.
The opening ceremony of the 47th Book Fair of Buenos Aires was held on Thursday, April 27 at 6PM. Writer Martin Kohan delivered the opening remarks. Admission to the event was exclusively by special invitation.
We had the honor to receiving Santiago Metropolitan Region as our Guest of Honor City in this edition of the Book Fair of Buenos Aires.
Learn about the previous Guest of Honor Cities. (Ciudades Invitadas de Honor.)
Tickets, promotions, and discounts
- Every day admission was free for children under 12 (inclusive), school visits and people with disabilities.
- Every day admission was free for teachers, as long as they show a salary receipt or proof of condition.
- Monday to Friday admission was free for students, retirees, and pensioners. In all cases it is necessary to show proof of condition.
- Fair Night: On April 29, admission was free from 20PM
The entrance gates and the respective ticket offices was located at:
Avenida Santa Fe 4201
Avenida Sarmiento 2704 and parking lot
Avenida Cerviño 4474 (ticket office enabled for debit payment) and parking lot
It is organized by Fundación El Libro, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote books and reading habits. Held for the first time in 1975, the Book Fair has grown stronger over the years and today is one of the most important cultural events in the world.
During the first three days, the Fair is devoted to the publishing industry and the training of professionals. Publishers, booksellers, distributors, literary agents, graphic designers, translators, illustrators, and librarians get together to engage in commercial exchanges, do business and participate in seminars intended to update professionals on the latest developments in the industry. It also dedicates a significant number of activities to teachers and other reading mediators, who are considered to be fundamental pillars.
On Thursday 26, the Fair opens to the general public and becomes a true ‘city of books’, with an exhibition space that extends over more than 45,000 square meters, and houses around 1,500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries. It stands out because it offers an extensive program that includes some 1,500 cultural proposals: conferences, book presentations, courses, talks, book signings, a poetry festival, a storytellers’ meeting, and a micro-fiction day, among many other activities. The Fair has been honored with the visits of authors of the stature of José Saramago, Paul Auster, John M. Coetzee, Mario Vargas Llosa, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Italo Calvino, Jorge Amado, Susan Sontag, Ray Bradbury, Elena Poniatowska, Doris Lessing, Julián Marías, Edgar Morin, Hanif Kureishi, Eduardo Galeano, José Donoso, Camilo José Cela, Tom Wolfe, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Wilbur Smith, Marc Augé, Cees Nooteboom, Carlos Fuentes, and Henning Mankell, to name just a few.