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International
fairs

French-speaking Belgium has
a booth at 9 international fairs and exhibitions:

Frankfurter Buchmesse (Germany)

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From 19 to 23 October 2022
This is the largest book fair in the world in the field of publishing. Each year, a country is honoured. In 2022, it will be Spain.
https://www.buchmesse.de/en

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Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse de Seine St Denis (France)

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From 1 to 6 December 2022
This fair is both a major literary festival and a fair for children’s publishing houses. We have a stand run by Librairie Wallonie-Bruxelles de Paris. It takes place every year in early December.
https://slpjplus.fr/

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême (France)

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From 26 to 29 January 2023
As the world’s leading comic book event, the Angoulême Festival welcomes exhibitors from all over the world. Our stand, “L’expédition belge”, is located at the entrance of the New World space.
https://www.bdangouleme.com/

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Taipei International Book Exhibition (Taiwan)

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From 31 January to 05 February
A true gateway to Asia, this fair, which usually takes place at the beginning of the year, welcomes all the publishing houses (6000) in Taiwan as well as houses from the main countries in the region (Japan, South Korea, China, etc.).
https://www.tibe.org.tw/en/

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair (Italy)

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From 06 to 09 March 2023
This is the most important international fair for children’s literature. More than 60 countries are usually represented. For children’s publishers, it is the most important international event of the year!
https://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/home/878.html

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Salon du livre de Genève (Switzerland)

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From 15 to 19 March 2023
The Wallonia-Brussels Federation has been guest of honour in 2019 on this fair, which welcomes many French-speaking exhibitors. After three editions reshaped due to the health crisis, we are looking forward to returning in 2023!
https://salondulivre.ch/

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Festival du livre de Paris (France)

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2023 Edition : upcoming dates
The former Paris book fair has become a festival that welcomes French-speaking publishers and authors from around the world.
https://www.festivaldulivredeparis.fr/

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Les Etonnants Voyageurs de St Malo (France)

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2023 Edition : upcoming dates
This international festival of literature has been held since 1990. Mainly focused on literature, this event also offers a film programme, as well as exhibitions and shows. A space is also dedicated to the presence of stands of French-speaking publishing houses.
https://www.etonnants-voyageurs.com/

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Marché de la poésie de Paris (France)

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2023 Edition : upcoming dates
Conceived as a real market on a Parisian square, this event is a showcase for poetic creation in all its forms. Stands of publishing houses, collectives, magazines… but also a stage on which poets from all over the world read and perform. Traditionally held in mid-June, each year a country is honoured.

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