Welcome to the english page of the Geneva Book and Press Fair

Every year from late April to early May the Geneva Book and Press Fair, the second largest French-language book fair in the world and the largest in Switzerland, attracts 100,000 fans of the printed word and an impressive 1,000 authors! Over five days, the event brings together readers, writers, publishers, booksellers and media in a convivial atmosphere where the focus is on pleasure, interaction and the thrill of discovery.

Divided into thematic areas, including a bookshop, a book signing area, a podium for discussions and encounters between authors and their readers, and finally a bar or restaurant serving a similar purpose, the fair will provide a backdrop for many unique encounters and exchanges. It will be an occasion to savour all forms and styles of writing, from wellness to crime novels, Swiss literature, philosophy, comics, Arab culture, African travel writing, books aimed at young people and modern-day 'booktubers'.

Every year, the fair hosts several exhibitions, and in 2015 it also featured an interactive space for literary creativity, dubbed 'the factory'. There will be almost 2,300 events for young and adult visitors alike, including book signings, interviews, round tables, public readings, readings with or without whispered interpretation, workshops, lectures and various spectacles.

Having previously featured Armenia, Morocco, Mexico, Japan, Russia and Tunisia, the guest of honour at the 2017 fair will be Quebec.

Finally, each year the book fair also provides a backdrop for numerous award ceremonies.


The 31st edition of the Geneva Book and Press Fair will take place at Palexpo from 26 to 30 April 2017.

 

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