Turin International Book Fair
Founded in 1988 as Book showroom (Italian: Salone del libro), it is the largest book fair in Europe, involving more than 1,400 exhibitors and 341,000 visitors in 2015.
It was founded in 1988 with the name Salone del Libro by the entrepreneur Guido Accornero and the bookseller Angelo Pezzana. The opening ceremony was held on May 18, 1988, at the opera house Teatro Regio, with the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky.
From 1999 to 2009, because of disagreements with owner of the trade name Salone del Libro, the organization changed its name to Fiera del Libro (from 2002, Fiera Internazionale del Libro). Since 2010 it is called again Salone Internazionale del Libro.
Guest of honour
Every year a guest of honor is named for the fair. A special exhibition hall is set up for the guest country, and the major publishing houses are present at the fair.
|Year||Guest of honour/ Hosted countries||Main Theme|
|2014||China||Chinese literature||"Turin in plain sight"|
|2015||Germany||German literature||"Italy's wonders"|
|2016||Arab states||Arabian literature||"Visions"|
- http://www.wuz.it/Home/AnsaNews/tabid/65/newsid/31237/Default.aspx Fiera del libro: 300.000 visitatori
- "SALONE DEL LIBRO 2015: SI CHIUDE CON 341.000 PRESENZE E +15% DI VENDITE PER GLI EDITORI - LINGOTTO FIERE TORINO". www.lingottofiere.it. Retrieved 2016-02-28.