The 25th edition of Turin International Book Fair

The appointment with the biggest bookshop in Italy comes back: the 25th edition of the International Book Fair will take place in Turin from 10th to 14th May 2012 at Lingotto Fiere, a masterpiece of industrial archaeology.


The International Book Fair turns into a showcase for both big and small publishers to make themselves know to the audience. This is the place where who is fond of reading books can get in touch with every kind of book, from the latest news, e-books, audio-books, multimedia books up to antique manuscripts, rare books and the most odd titles.


There are about 1,200 exhibitors, over 50 of which for the first time will exhibit at the Lingotto Fiere; even the number of visitors coming to Turin every year is very high: just think that in 2011 they were over 300,000!


What makes this event so prestigious is the cultural meeting between Italian and international professional writers with the audience, both adults and children.


These five days are dedicated to events and meetings dedicated to a wide range of topics, from literature to cinema, from science up to journalism.


As a matter of fact, Turin International Book Fair is a dynamic cultural festival hosting important international guests: the American writer Elizabeth Strout, Tahar Ben Jelloun, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh, the American Christopher Paolini, the English Patrick McGrath and one of the most important authors of German literature, Hans Magnus Henzensberger. Also Luis Sepúlveda comes back to the Fair as a special guest presenting his new book of tales.


For the first time in its history, the 25th edition of the Fair will host two foreign countries: Spain and Romania. They will both offer their own cultural background and will have their own stands with authors, publishers and artists and, in addition to this, there is a rich programme of conferences, discussions, exhibitions and shows.


The theme of this edition is “Life in the net: the mutations induced by digital technologies”. New increasingly portable technologies are radically changing the way of reading, writing, communicating and selling. This deeply influences the production, the distribution and the purchasing of newspapers and books.


For children and young there is the Bookstock Village, an area rich in events in order to raise readers of tomorrow through meetings, workshops and games, making them understand the importance of reading.


Some of the many Italian guests will be Corrado Augias, Massimo Gramellini, Giorgio Faletti, Donato Carrisi, Fabio Volo, Serena Dandini, Ilaria d’Amico, Veronica Pivetti, Vauro and the rockstar Luciano Ligabue with his new book of tales.


Opening hours are: on Thursday, Sunday and Monday from 10 am to 10 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm.


If you would like to have further information about the city of Turin, please visit now the online tourist guide About Turin.


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