The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), the most attended cultural event in Latin America, explodes into life Saturday, November 27, running daily through Sunday, December 5 at the Expo Guadalajara events complex.
Although participant and visitor numbers are limited this year, tickets to attend the fair in person are still available online at fil.com.mx.
There will be two daily sessions for visitors: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. The children’s festival, Fil Niños, has been moved this year to the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Centro Cultural Universitario, and will operate three daily sessions, 10 to 1 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
While international authors have been invited to attend this year’s fair, many will be making their book presentations online via FIL’s social media feeds. FIL says all of its events, including nightly musical shows, will be available for viewing online.
Those who decide to attend the fair in person will be able to browse around 255 publishers’ stands, and attend a slew of live, literary events programmed each day. While essentially a Spanish-language book fair, FIL also offers a good selection of English-language tomes.