Turin International Book Fair
Founded in 1988 as Book showroom (Italian: Salone del libro), it is the largest book fair in Italy and one of the most important ones in Europe, involving more than 1,400 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors by year.
It was founded in 1988 with the name Salone del Libro by the entrepreneur Guido Accornero and the bookseller Angelo Pezzana. The opening ceremony was held on May 18, 1988, at the opera house Teatro Regio, with the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky.
From 1999 to 2009, because of disagreements with owner of the trade name Salone del Libro, the organization changed its name to Fiera del Libro (from 2002, Fiera Internazionale del Libro). Since 2010 it is called again Salone Internazionale del Libro.
- http://www.wuz.it/Home/AnsaNews/tabid/65/newsid/31237/Default.aspx Fiera del libro: 300.000 visitatori