Every year, during the month of April, La Fundación del Libro organizes a three week event called La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires and this year is no different. This Thursday, April 19, is the inauguration day for the 38th Feria del Libro, one of the most important cultural events in Latin America. A meeting point for book lovers from all over the world. This year’s theme is “Para Un Futuro Con Libros” – A Future with Books.
Like every year, the fair is hosted in La Rural in Palermo. The fair covers over 45,000 m² of floor space with hundreds of participating expositors. Each stand belongs to the different publishers and there is also one stand per province where you can get flyers with information about the place. There is even a Children’s and Young Adult section. This year’s fair events go from conferences with famous authors like Sandra Cisneros and book presentations, to the Book Reading Marathon and the 7th International Poetry Festival.
On the 29th of April there will be “The Day of the City” celebrations with special shows, activities, games, contests, and book signings. This day, the entrance after 9pm will be free of charge and the fair will remain open until 1 am!
I would surely recommend you to find a free afternoon in your week’s schedule and go because even if you are not a bookworm, the size of the event will leave you speechless. You can walk around the stands and discover fantastic places and characters; stop to have something to eat at the food stands or restaurants inside the fair and continue with some more wandering around.
La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires at La Rural (Av. Santa Fe and Sarmiento, Palermo) beginning April 19 to May 7. Regular opening hours are Sunday to Thursday 2pm – 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays 2pm – 11pm.
Opening Night: Thursday April 19 from 6pm to 10pm
Last Day: Monday April 30 from 2pm to 11pm
Entry fees differ depending on which day you are going:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 20.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Holidays: AR$ 26.
Children under 12, Free
Saturday April 29, after 9 pm: Free!!