The 88th Lisbon Book fair opened on Friday in Parque Eduardo VII، with eight more pavilions، 25 more publishers، more shaded areas and will close at 22:00، an hour earlier than last year.
The fair is open until 13 June and has 294 pavilions with 626 publisherspublishing brands over an area of 23،000 square metres، the general secretary of the Portuguese Publishers’ Association (APEL)، Bruno Pacheco، said.
Another novelty this year is more shade in all the rest areas such as the squares، food zones and beside the esplanades.
The book fair site، which had 150،000 visitors a day last year، will continue to provide information about each day’s programme.
Noteworthy، The Lisbon Book Fair (Feira do Livro de Lisboa) is a book fair held annually in Lisbon، Portugal. It is held at the Eduardo VII Park.
The Lisbon Book Fair is one of the oldest cultural festivals held in the capital of Portugal. It was inaugurated in the 1930s، and its traditional location is the Eduardo VII Park (Parque Eduardo VII)، the largest park of Lisbon، which is located in the vicinity of the monumental Praça Marques de Pombal.
Exhibitors aside، the public can delight in reading through and buying old and rare volumes، as well as they can enjoy the advantages of the generous discounts of the prices occasioned by the fair. Most of the books (either old or new titles and authors) are in Portuguese، but there are، however، plenty of stalls showcasing publications in English، which might draw the interested of the English speaking people who don’t only want to sample the charm of the event، but also to take some rarities back home from their stay in Lisbon.