Snippet: May 28/29 – June 14, 2015: Lisbon and Madrid book fairs

(c) Feria del Libro de Madrid

Strangely enough, the main book fairs for Spanish and Portuguese literature take place in parallel at exactly the same time. Not very helpful for an exchange of ideas, etc. between neighbors, though the bibliophiles in both countries will know the productions of their respective literatures without any need to attend any book fair…

Lisbon bookfair site (c) Público

In Lisbon the 85th edition will start on May 28, 2015. Parque Eduardo VII. 271 booths. 123 exhibitors, etc. There will be show-cooking to present cooking books, lots of activities addressed to young readers, round-tables on industry questions such as fixed book prices, piracy, etc. Open daily from around 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. [Official website, Portuguese only, hardly any information so far.]

Madrid will start its 74th edition on May 29. Parque del Retiro. 368 booths and 471 exhibitors: 25 official organisms, 9 distributors, 60 specialized booksellers, 55 general booksellers, 185 publishers from Madrid and 137 publishers from outside Madrid. Special attention on José Àngel Valente, Carmen Martín Gaite and Teresa de Jesús. Open daily around 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. [lunch hour, then siesta] and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More information on the official website (Spanish only).

SOURCE: Público, May 19, 2015; “Cultura/s”, La Vanguardia, May 23, 2015, p. 2 (printed edition)


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