This year the Madrid Book Fair celebrates its 76th edition, achieving success year after year. And like every year, we expect a large influx of people seeking the latest best sellers and various works to satisfy their hunger for reading. It is also a meeting point for authors with their readers, and they organize various sections of signatures so readers can go home with an autograph from their favorite author.
This event began in 1933 as part of the celebration of the “Semana Cervantina” (Week of Cervantes), and was interrupted in the period of war (WWII and Spanish Civil War). Since 1944 it has been held without interruptions. It has been moved, as before it was in the Paseo de Recoletos, formerly under the name of National Book Fair. Currently it is held in the park El Retiro under the name Madrid Book Fair.
The 2017 edition will have 367 stands and 479 exhibitors, including: 26 official bodies, 10 distributors, 63 specialised booksellers, 56 general booksellers, 177 publishers from Madrid and 147 publishers from outside Madrid. The guest country for this edition is France. Besides books and author signatures, there are several activities for adults and children as awards, workshops in drawing, painting and crafts, and their number as storytellers for all ages.
The Madrid Book Fair is an event of the most interesting for avid readers and for all the general public, which allows us to enjoy one of the most important modes of transmission and assimilation of culture. All of this in one of the most pleasant places of Madrid, in the midst of nature in the park El Retiro.
Monday to Friday: 11 am – 2 pm, 6 pm – 9:30 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 9:30 pm.