Celebrating Books and Authors:
One of the rare Paris trade shows to attract both the general public and professionals, the annual Salon du Livre/Paris Book Fair brings dozens of renowned authors and thousands of visitors under one roof every year in early spring to celebrate literature. Readers interested in anything from bestsellers to genre fiction, graphic novels or poetry and "literary" fiction will all find their section of interest at the Salon du Livre. The fair generally has a specific theme each year, focusing on the literature of a region or country and allowing visitors to get familiar with important literary movements and trends.
Salon du Livre 2012 Program and Guest Authors:
The 32nd edition of the Salon du Livre runs from March 16th-19th and will highlight Japanese literature and mangas. Featured authors in 2012 include Noble-prize winning writer Kenzaburo Oe, manga author Taku Nishimura (writing under the nom de plume Jean-Paul Nishi), novelist Yoko Tawada, and a host of others. A special section dedicated to books which are adapted into films, and a focus on Moscow as a literary capital are additional themes in 2011.
For the full program and list of featured authors and book signings this year, see this page.
Salon du Livre Paris 2012: Practical Details:
March 16th-19th, 2012
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Pavillion 1, Boulevard Victor, 15th arrondissement
Porte de Versailles (line 12) or Tramway Line 2 or 3, station Porte de Versailles
Tickets are 9.50 Euros for adults and free for children under 18 (and students under 26 with a valid student ID).
View the complete program at the official website