The Paris Book Fair is one of Europe’s most important literary events, and this year’s edition will take place from 20th to 23rd March at Place des Expositions, Paris Porte de Versailles. Whether you’re a professional participant or a visitor, now is the ideal time to book your room at Hotel Opera Lafayette where you’ll enjoy fast access to Porte de Versailles by taxi or metro.
Paris Book Fair is a major date in the literary calendar, and attracts professionals and visitors from around the globe. This year’s guest of honour country is Brazil, and 48 writers from a wide range of genres will be attending, including international bestseller Paul Coelho. Each year, Paris Book Fair also invites specific cities, allowing visitors to enjoy an introduction to an eclectic selection of new writing. The 2015 edition will feature the Polish cities of Kracow and Wroclaw, and authors will be present to talk about their work.
Dedicated themed squares cover a range of genres, and a new travel and tourism area has been added for 2015. These ‘squares’ ensure that visitors are able to fully immerse themselves in a particular country, city, genre or subject as they walk around the exhibition, and as well as Tourism and Travel you’ll find the Art Square, Knowledge& Learning, Science for All, Cookery Square and Children’s Books.
There is something to suit every age group at Paris Book Fair, making it an excellent choice for a family outing. Kids will have fun exploring everything from comic books to science fiction, and there are interactive exhibits and workshops in the Children’s Square which is set up like a unique kid’s village.
The Cookery Square is in its second year now, and is a big attraction. Not only can you browse the latest cookery books and food related literature, there are a number of top chefs on hand who will treat you to live demonstrations of their gourmet skills. The Travel and Tourism square looks set to be a winner at the 2015 exhibition, and it’s the perfect place to find inspiration for your next holiday or break.
Don’t miss your chance to meet your favourite authors, many of whom will be presenting new books at Salon du Livre Paris 2015. Some of the guests confirmed for the fair are thriller writer Ken Follet, enigmatic film director and author Roman Polanski, leading fiction writer Anne Perry, and Sir Roger Moore who will talk about his new biography and his time as James Bond 007. Hotel Opera Lafayette is the perfect complement to your visit to Paris Book Fair and is a relaxing and elegant base from which to really enjoy this world class event.
• Book Fair 2015 - Event from march 20 to 23
Paris Exposition, Porte de Versailles - Paris 15th district
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Subway : station Porte de Versailles, line 12 or station Balard, line 8
Tram line : Station Porte de Versailles, line T3
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