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Book Fairs and Festivals


Aurélia Maillard Despont
Literature and Society

+41 44 267 71 01


International book fairs are meeting points for both book lovers and professional experts. Recent publications are presented, symposia and other literary events held and licences negotiated. Swiss publishers are also there to showcase their products, which makes book fairs an important platform for Switzerland’s cultural presence abroad, for the promotion of Swiss books and for cultural exchange in general.

Pro Helvetia fosters the Swiss booths jointly run by the country’s three booksellers and publishers associations at the nine most important international book fairs by means of a support agreement – Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vienna, Bologna, Paris, Brussels, Montreal, Turin and Rome. Starting 2016, Pro Helvetia also provides support to a variety of other activities promoting Swiss books, including further book fairs, book-related events at national and international festivals and cooperation projects between practitioners from Switzerland and abroad.

Book fairsBologna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Montreal, Paris, Rome, Turin, Vienna
PartnerSchweizer Buchhändler- und Verlegerverband (SBVV); Association Suisse des Diffuseurs, Editeurs et Libraires (ASDEL); Società Editori Svizzera Italiana (SESI)

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