In a place as full of culture as Paris, it can be overwhelming to decide which activities to pursue. From March 21 to March 24, 2014, the decision will be a little bit easier as an international book expo called the Salon du Livre comes to town. This year, the event proves to be even more international as it pays tribute to the literary cultures of country of Argentina and the city of Shanghai.
This year will offer the 34th edition of the famous expo, and it will welcome 500 exhibitors, 30,000 literary professionals and 100,000 books. With over 3,500 editors and authors also expected, this event is made for both book fans and those working in the industry. In fact, almost 200,000 visitors are anticipated for the 2014 Salon du Livre, which is sure to provide a range of lively and educational experiences.
The event is organized around different themes such as Argentina, Shanghai, women’s literature and life-changing books. These themes will come alive through conferences as well as events taking place onstage. In the case of the ‘Spotlight on Argentina,’ 30 writers from the country have been invited to come and share their views of literature. To honor Shanghai, researchers and scientists from a variety of disciplines will participate in seminars addressing issues of power, work, technology and environment in the Chinese city.
Guests of the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier who wish to brush up on their literary culture can stop by the Salon du Livre in March. Tickets cost 10 euros and are free for students under 26 and anyone under 18. Taking place at the Parc des expositions at the Porte de Versailles, the Salon can easily be reached by taking Line 12 on the Paris Metro until the stop Porte de Versailles.