Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino is the largest fair of trade Italian publishing. Every year, in May, the whole publishing world, from the largest publishing groups to the independent ones, takes part in the fair, involving writers, booksellers, librarians, agents, illustrators and translators. This is the occasion to experience the Italian book production, meeting with all the components of the publishing value chain. Readers of all ages are involved within the fair, which is an essential step for all those working with books. This exchange is what makes the fair unique: in the same place, for five days, you can find those writing and those reading books. In 2019, the fair hosted 148,000 visitors, 1,200 publishers, in 63,000 sqm of exhibition spaces.
Since its first edition, the fair hosted writers who made the history of the literature, thus becoming an international festival of culture with editorial presentations, conferences, appointments, debates, performances, speakers and guests from all over the world featuring 1,200 events, 2,000 guests from all over the world and 40 rooms for conference every year.
The fair is also a unique professional occasion for publishing rights sale: IBF International Book Forum enables the meeting among professionals in the field of books discussing the rights exchange of publishing, translation and film and tv series realisation. It is the international heart of the fair. It involves publishers and agents from 40 countries of the world who organize 3,500 one-to-one meetings.
The fair also features an important educational project: tens of thousands of kids and youths aged 20 years old at most attend the event every year. The fair dedicates to them the Bookstock Village, a 4,000 sqm area in Pavilion 2. Every year 22,000 students are involved.
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