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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 supports the Swiss booths jointly run by the country’s three booksellers and publishers associations at the ten most important international book fairs – Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vienna, London, 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 international festivals and cooperation projects between practitioners from Switzerland and abroad.
Did you know that no books are on sale at the world’s largest book fair? Or that a Swiss artist duo is among the award winners at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2016?
|Budget 2016||CHF 500,000 for book fairs and CHF 200,000 for book promotion|
|Book fairs 2016||Bologna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Leipzig, London, Montreal, Paris, Rome, Turin, Vienna|
|Partner||Schweizer Buchhändler- und Verlegerverband (SBVV); Association Suisse des Diffuseurs, Editeurs et Libraires (ASDEL); Società Editori Svizzera Italiana (SESI)|