Although you’ll generally need a good command of French to get the most out of the Paris Book Fair, there are also graphic novels (or comics, depending or your degree of snobbishness), mangas, and a space for digital publishing, with a special section for cooking books, which are apparently all the rage thanks to the dozens of reality TV shows about cooking!
Here are all the details…A lot of people go to the Paris Book Fair essentially to meet their favourite author and get their autograph, but there’s obviously a lot more going on than just that.
There’s also an area about old and rare books (showcasing the workmanship that still goes into seom forms of bookmaking) and – for superhero fans – a Superman exhibition to celebrate his 75th anniversary!
In all, 45 countries will be showing there literary wares, with tons of events being organised by each. French-speakers can get every last drop of info from the press release at the bottom of this article (or click here).
The 2013 Paris Book Fair (Salon du Livre 2013) is at Porte de Versailles (here) from 22nd – 25th March 2013
Open Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd from 10am – 8pm, Sunday 24th March from 10am-7pm and Monday 25th March from 1-7pm
Admission: 10€. Free for under 18s and students under 26 years old. Free entrance for over 65 year-olds on Monday 25th
Official site: www.salondulivreparis.com