Lingotto Fiere, a former automobile factory in Turin, will host the "Salone Internazionale del Libro" from May 13th to 17th 2021. The 33rd edition is entitled Vita Supernova to celebrate the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death.
Anyone who loves books and culture cannot miss the event that boasts of bringing together all the parts of the publishing industry and connecting it with the public. About 150,000 visitors were registered during the latest edition. Every year, under one roof large publishing houses as well as independent groups, writers, booksellers, librarians, agents, illustrators, translators create a unique event. Presentations, debates, shows, conferences, 1200 events in five days with protagonists from all over the world.
This is a unique opportunity for cultural professionals to get to know each other and work together during the event itself. Specifically for this purporse, the “SalTo Rights Center” was created, that is the space where professionals meet and discuss the exchange of publishing and translation rights or for the making of films, TV series and animation. As a matter of facts, data collected last year recorded 3,500 one-to-one contacts involving about 5,700 operators.
Furthermore, being an important educational project, every year the Turin "Salone Internazionale del Libro" hosts thousands of children, young people and teenagers up to the age of twenty. About 22,000 students were involved in the previous edition. An area of over 4,000 square metres is dedicated to them in Pavilion 2 with set-up and and scenography supervised by the Education Department of Castello di Rivoli Museum.This is a setting for a cultural programme full of great guests is organized and hundreds of hours of free workshops (from illustration to science, from the digital world to comics). Last but not the least, bookshops, games and appointments to train tomorrow's readers, with a special focus on books for children with disabilities.