Lingotto Fiere, a former automobile factory in Turin, hosts the International Book Fair from 13 to 17 May 2021. Edition number 33 is titled Vita Supernova on tribute to the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante's death.
Anyone who loves books and culture cannot miss the event that boasts of bringing together all the parts of the publishing chain and connecting it with the public. About 150,000 visitors in the last edition. Every year under the same roof large publishing houses but also independent groups, writers, booksellers, librarians, agents, illustrators, translators give life to a unique event in the world. Presentations, debates, shows, conferences, 1200 events in five days with protagonists from all over the globe.
A unique opportunity for professionals from the world of culture who have the opportunity to get to know each other and be able to work together already during the Show. For this opportunity, the “SalTo Rights Center” was created, the space where professionals meet and exchange views for the exchange of publishing and translation rights or for the production of films, TV series and animation. The data collected last year, for example, recorded 3,500 one-to-one meetings involving about 5,700 operators.
In addition, an important educational project, every year the Turin International Book Fair hosts thousands of children, young people and adolescents up to the age of twenty. About 22,000 students were involved in the previous edition. An area of over 4,000 square meters is dedicated to them in Pavilion 2 with set-up and set design by the Education Department of Castello di Rivoli. In this setting, a cultural program full of great guests is organized, hundreds of hours of free workshops (from illustration to science, from the digital world to comics). And again, bookshops, games and appointments to train tomorrow's readers, with particular attention to books for children with disabilities.
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