Geneva Book Fair Le Grand-Saconnex

| International Fair for Books and Press

The Geneva Book Fair, held annually at Palexpo in Le Grand-Saconnex, is a major festival of literature and culture. Over the course of five days, it attracts visitors and professionals of all ages. Since its inception in 1987 by publisher Pierre-Marcel Favre, it has become a pivotal event in the world of books and culture. Favre is often recognized for his role in promoting literary culture and his contribution to strengthening the book market in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and beyond. Organized by Palexpo SA, the fair serves as a platform for genuine encounters between publishers, authors, distribution companies, retailers, media representatives, and other participants from the writing and cultural sectors..

The fair offers an extensive program for the general public and professionals alike. With around 500 authors in attendance, it facilitates passionate discussions and exchanges about the cultural experience of reading. The offerings include the latest publications, rare and antique books, as well as a wide array of services and products related to the book trade and culture.

Highlights of the fair include the presentation of new books, author signing sessions, discussion forums, workshops, and special events focused on literary genres or current topics. These interactive elements create a festive and welcoming atmosphere, providing visitors with deep insights into the literature and publishing industry.

The venue, Palexpo, is among Switzerland's leading exhibition and congress locations. Thanks to its modern infrastructure and convenient location near Geneva International Airport, Palexpo offers ideal conditions for hosting an event of international stature like the Geneva Book Fair. Palexpo SA, as the organizer, places great emphasis on creating an environment that promotes exchange and encounters among participants, significantly contributing to the success and appeal of the fair.

In summary, the Geneva Book Fair in Le Grand-Saconnex is a must-visit for all literature lovers, professionals in the book industry, and cultural creators. It reflects the vibrant diversity of the literary world and provides a platform for meetings, exchanges, and discoveries that celebrate the shared passion for books and culture.

The Geneva Book Fair takes place annually, and therefore for the 34th time previsibly in March 2025 in Le Grand-Saconnex.

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Audience:
professional visitors and general public

Cycle:
annually

Year of foundation:
1987

Local time:
02:17 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Palexpo Geneva,
Route François-Peyrot 30, CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland

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Fair organizer
Palexpo SA
Route François-Peyrot 30
CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Display e-mail address
www.palexpo.ch
Past editions:
  • 06. - 10. March 2024
    Le Grand-Saconnex
  • 22. - 26. March 2023
    Le Grand-Saconnex
  • 18. - 22. May 2022
    Genf
  • 21. - 24. October 2021
    Genf
  • 28 Oct. - 01 Nov. 2020
    Genf
  • 01. - 05. May 2019
    Genf
  • 25. - 29. April 2018
    Genf
  • 26. - 30. April 2017
    Genf
  • 27 Apr. - 01 May. 2016
    Genf
  • 29 Apr. - 03 May. 2015
    Genf
  • 30 Apr. - 04 May. 2014
    Genf
    • 100000 visitors
  • 01. - 05. May 2013
    Genf
  • 25. - 29. April 2012
    Genf
  • 29 Apr. - 03 May. 2011
    Genf
    • 1600 exhibitors
    • 100000 visitors
  • 28 Apr. - 02 May. 2010
    Genf
    • 750 exhibitors
    • 98000 visitors
  • 22. - 26. April 2009
    Genf
    • 105000 visitors

Fair location:

Palexpo Geneva,
Route François-Peyrot 30, CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland

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for trade fair date in Le Grand-Saconnex


Product groups: bibliophile, books, engravings, graphic art, lithographs, magazines, multimedia, newspapers, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.

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Where does the Geneva Book Fair taking place?
The Geneva Book Fair fair takes place in Le Grand-Saconnex, at the Palexpo Geneva.

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How often does the Geneva Book Fair take place?
The Geneva Book Fair takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Geneva Book Fair?
The Geneva Book Fair is an exhibition for Book, Books and Publishing.