Santiago International Book Fair

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Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago
FILSA 2011.jpg
Santiago International Book Fair in 2011
StatusActive
GenreMulti-genre
VenueEstación Mapocho
Location(s)Santiago, Chile
Country Chile
Inaugurated1981
Organized byCámara Chilena del Libro
Websitewww.filsa.cl

The Santiago International Book Fair (Spanish: Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago, FILSA) is an annual book fair held in Santiago, Chile, during October–December. It is organised by the Chilean Chamber for Books[1] (Cámara Chilena del Libro).

History[edit]

Opening of 2010 Santiago International Book Fair.

The Santiago Book Fair was created in 1981 as a national event, an initiative of then mayor of Santiago, Carlos Bombal. It was originally held in Parque Forestal, behind the National Museum of Fine Arts; from 1989 it has been held in the Estación Mapocho Cultural Center.[2]

In 1990 the event was expanded to become an international book fair and in 2011, for the first time, it featured a section dedicated to electronic books. That year, a total of 260,000 people visited the book fair, with more than 500 cultural activities, 400 writers and more than 700 publishers represented in more than 10,000 metres squared of exhibits.[3] In 2013, more than 300,000 people visited the fair.[4]

From 1997 until 2012, each year a country was invited as honoured guest, with their literature and authors featured in exhibits. In 2013 and 2014, the fair featured the author as special guest.[5]

From 2003, in the same place where the National Book Fair was held, the Parque Forestal Book Fair is held during January (summertime in Santiago), in the Juan Sebastian Bach plaza/Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. This event is free.[6]

Book fairs by year[edit]

No. Date Theme Honoured guest(s)
National Book Fair
I 20 November -8 December 1981
II 26 November -12 December 1982
III 24 November -11 December 1983
IV 22 November -9 December 1984
V 21 November -8 December de 1985
VI 20 November -8 December 1986
VII 19 November -8 December 1987
VIII 24 November -11 December 1988
IX 2–19 November 1989 The transition
International Book Fair
X 8–25 November 1990 Communication
XI 21 November -8 d December 1991
XII 5 October -1 November 1992
XIII 18 November -5 December 1993 Let’s meet at the station
XIV 17 November -4 December 1994
XV 14 November-3 December 1995
XVI 21 November-8 December 1996
XVII 21 November-8 December 1997 Tell me something that doesn’t die  Ecuador
XVIII 27 October -8 November 1998 Where is this Titanic heading (man in the cyberworld)  Cuba
XIX 26 October -7 November 1999 The value of the word  Canada
XX 30 October -12 November 2000 Homage to a century  Peru
XXI 23 October -4 November 2001 The passion of reading  France
XXII 22 October -3 November 2002 Myths and legends  Uruguay
XXIII 28 October -9 November 2003 The book: Humankind’s memory and footprint  Europe
XXIV 1–14 November 2004 Libraries: the ark of humankind  Mexico
XXV 25 October-6 November 2005 A family celebration  Spain
XXVI 24 October -5 November 2006 May no one be left out  Peru
XXVII 23 October -4 November 2007  Brazil
XXVIII[7] 31 October -16 November 2008  Colombia
 Chile
XXIX[8] 30 October-15 November 2009 The value of the word  Argentina
 Chile
XXX[9] 29 de octubre-14 de November de 2010 FILSA in the Bicentenary  Chile
XXXI[10] 28 October -13 November 2011 A meeting place  Bolivia
XXXII[11] 25 October-11 November 2012 A festival of books  Ecuador
XXXIII[12] 25 October - 10 November 2013 A festival of readers "The author"
XXXIV[13] 23 October -9 November 2014 Santiago is full of authors "The author"

References[edit]

  1. ^ LIBRO DIGITAL Y BOLIVIA COMO INVITADO MARCARÁN LA FERIA INTERNACIONAL DEL LIBRO DE SANTIAGO 2011 Carlos Salazar/Nación.cl, October 12, 2011 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  2. ^ Camara Chilena del Libro - Historia Feria del libro Camara Chilena del Libro Archivo 2017 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  3. ^ Ecuador será el invitado de honor de la Feria del Libro de Santiago La tercera.cl by EFE - Julio 27, 2012 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  4. ^ Feria del Libro de Santiago adelanta partida y reúne a más de 150 escritores La tercera.cl by J. L. F. - October 10, 2014 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  5. ^ Historia de las ferias del Libro (ES) camaradellibro.cl Cámara Chilena del Libro, Asociación Chilena de Editores, Distribuidores y Libreros retrieved on December 21, 2014
  6. ^ Historia de las Ferias (es) camaradellibro.cl
  7. ^ Región del Bío-Bío, invitada especial de FILSA 2008 2014 Universia Chile. http://www.universia.cl July 30, 2008 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  8. ^ 29 Feria del Libro Gonzalo Rodriguez, Compañía Chilena de Comunicaciones S.A. retrieved on December 21, 2014
  9. ^ 30 Feria del Libro : María Paz Fernández, Compañía Chilena de Comunicaciones S.A. retrieved on December 21, 2014
  10. ^ LIBRO DIGITAL Y BOLIVIA COMO INVITADO MARCARÁN LA FERIA INTERNACIONAL DEL LIBRO DE SANTIAGO 2011 Carlos Salazar/Nación.cl, October 12, 2011 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  11. ^ Feria del Libro de Santiago cerró sus puertas con más de 300.000 asistentes La tercera.cl by EFE - November 11, 2011 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  12. ^ será el invitado de honor de la Feria del Libro de Santiago La tercera.cl by EFE - Julio 27, 2012 retrieved on December 21, 2014
  13. ^ Feria del Libro de Santiago adelanta partida y reúne a más de 150 escritores La tercera.cl by J. L. F. - October 10, 2014 retrieved on December 21, 2014

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