India Guest of Honor at Paris book fair for the second time

Livre Paris: 20-23 March 2020

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Paris Book Fair 2020
Paris Book Fair 2020

The Indian book industry will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s Paris book fair. The 40th edition of Livre Paris will be held on four days from 20-23 March 2020. It is open to the general public in the afternoons, while the mornings are reserved for professionals. With an average of 1,200 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors, it is the largest French language book fair for book professionals from Europe, Africa and Canada. India had already been the Guest of Honor at this fair in 2007.

The invitation agreement had been signed in the presence of a dozen French publishers at last year’s Jaipur Literature Festival between the French Ambassador in India, Alexandre Ziegler and the National Book Trust. At the occasion, the French Ambassador pointed out that the Indian book industry’s presence in Paris “will be an excellent opportunity to increase the number of translations and releases of Indian books by French publishers and to construct a dynamic network between the French and Indian publishing industries.” The French book industry will in turn be the focal point at the New Delhi International Book Fair in 2022.

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