Lisbon’s second largest book fair opens today

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Education News, Delhi Magazine: 744 publishing brands will be represented at the 91st Lisbon Book Fair, with 12 participants having their debut, according to the Portuguese Association of Publishers and Booksellers (APEL), which organizes it with support of the municipality.

The fair is set up, as usual, in Parque Eduardo VII, and this edition is the second largest in the history of the fair in pavilions and the largest ever in the editorial offer, according to APEL. Today’s inauguration is attended by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, as in previous years.

The organization “ensures all the necessary security measures to respond to the pandemic scenario, in order to protect the health of exhibitors and visitors” , requiring the use of a mask to access the premises and maintaining the distance between people, in addition to recommend pre-registration for events such as book presentations, launches, lectures and book signings.

girl in lisbon book fairThe numbers of this year’s fair are only surpassed by the 2019 edition, a year in which there were 328 pavilions and presented with more green spaces, more sustainable and inclusive, with 25 new participants, 32 new pavilions and 10 new editorial brands, which translated into another two thousand square meters of occupied space.

As for this year’s edition, editors are confident of an increase in the number of visitors and sales, due to the improvement in the pandemic situation and the easing of restrictive measures.

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This is the general idea shared by the publishers, in a round made last week by the Lusa agency, and which, according to the responses sent by the communication officers, indicated that there will be news, the return of events suspended last year and promotions superior to those practiced previously.

The Lisbon Book Fair will run from Monday to Thursday between 12:30 and 22:00, on Fridays between 12:30 and 00:00, on Saturdays between 11:00 and 00:00, and on Sundays between 11:00 and 22:00 .

Delhi Magazine Team

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