The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires, which will take place in a venue that extends over 45,000 square meters, is the most popular book fair in the Spanish-speaking world. The three-week event will be visited by more than a million readers and more than 12,000 book professionals.
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.