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Don’t Miss The Buenos Aires International Book Fair

La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires (The Buenos Aires International Book Fair) is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. On its 36th edition, 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.

As every year, it will feature 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.

Special activities this year include: a Book Reading Marathon; the 5th International Poetry Festival; a story-telling meeting; free courses and workshops. The Fair will also be one of the venues of the Second Biennial Kafka Borges / Buenos Aires, Prague, among other activities.

One of the outstanding features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Some of the intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are: Italian writer Alessandro Baricco, the Spanish poet Antonio Gamoneda, Cervantes Prize winner 2006, the Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo, author of “La Virgen de los Sicarios”, the narrator and Spanish essayist Enrique Vila-Matas, the American novelist John Katzenbach; politics specialists Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau, the French historian  and epistemologist François Dosse, the writer, poet and journalist Manuel Rivas Spanish, among others.

The Fair will be held at the “Azul”, “Verde”, “Amarillo”, “Rojo”, “Blanco”, and Nº 9 pavilions of the La Rural Exhibition Center, as well as at 3 outdoor tents. On Saturday, May 1st, the fair will remain open from 2 pm to 1 am, celebrating “The Night of the City at the Fair”. On that date the entrance will be free after 9.00 pm.

Where: La Rural Exhibition Center. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
When: April 22 through May 10, 2010
Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 2 pm to 11 pm
Saturday May 1st: 2 pm to 2 am
Entry fee:
Monday to Thursday: $ 12
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $ 15
Children under 12: free
Saturday May 1st, after 9 pm: free.

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