International Book Fairs this month- March 2009

Paris Book Fair, Paris, France / Salon du livre de Paris
13-18 March 2009

The Salon du Livre this year invites you to explore the literary shores and imaginary territories of Mexican writers: 40 authors for you to discover, read or reread before meeting and hearing them in person at the fair.

From Alfonso Reyes (1889 – 1959) to Octavio Paz (1914-1998), winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, to Carlos Fuentes…the great names in Mexican literature have woven very close ties with France and its writers. The Salon du Livre is the occasion to discover new voices, more famous writers and young talents, all those men and women who today offer a look at contemporary Mexico, revisit their past and share their dreams—with passion, commitment, lucidity and humour.

In a pavilion covering 1,000 square metres of exhibition space, all the treasures of Mexican publishing will be laid out before you in a large bookshop presenting a very comprehensive overview of Mexican works in French and Spanish, a book exhibition, and a meeting area. Many translations are being prepared for press: more than 30 new titles by close to 15 publishers will be in bookshop windows between now and the time of the fair: novels, short stories and essays, all to be enjoyed to the full....

Bangkok International Book Fair, Bangkok, Thailand
26 March - 6 April 2009

The Bangkok International Book Fair 2009 offers you an excellent opportunity to meet publishers and the general public, to promote your business, to find new markets and to make new friends, all under the setting of one of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities in the world. Open a book, open the world is the annual theme of BKKIBF which we would like also ask you to open you eyes & mind to experience the dynamic Thai book market and to befriend with publishers from Thailand and overseas in March 2009.

Abu Dhabi Intenational Book Fair, Abu Dhabi, UAE
17-22 March 2009

* In 2008 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair achieved its objective to be more international, more professional and more exciting than ever before.

Now in 2009 with over 500 exhibitors from 51 countries, growth in space, new venues for events and a large range of services to exhibitors, visitors and the press, the ADIBF continues on its path of growth. Organised by KITAB, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has made one more considerable step towards becoming the hub for the Arab book markets and for worldwide business. Our special commitment lies in the observation of copyright standards which is reflected in our professional programme as well as in the choice of our exhibitors. Thank you for making Abu Dhabi a place where trust in business partners will rule!

Bologna Children's Book Fair
, Bologna, Italy
23-26 March 2009

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry.
In its 46th edition, the Fair offers more than 20.000 square meters of exhibition space with a simple, easy-to-understand layout.

In Bologna, authors, illustrators, literary agents, TV & Film producers, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to:
• sell & buy copyright
• find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production
• generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships
• discover new business opportunities
• discuss and debate the latest sector trends

About 1.300 exhibitors coming from 69 countries in 2008. The exhibitors are publishers, literary agents, packagers, printers, international organizations, TV and Film producers, licensor and licensees, and service companies linked to the publishing world.


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