International Book Fair in Guadalajara 2012

Ana Gabriela López Espinosa

International Book Fair in Guadalajara

International Book Fair in GuadalajaraThe Guadalajara International Book Fair is an impressive event that will take your breath away. First created 26 years ago by the University of Guadalajara, the GIBF is held at the Expo Guadalajara Convention Center and has become an important part of the city's cultural scene. Authors, editors and all kinds of publications attend this event to promote new ideas and products to the world, along with Mexican and international literary works.

International Book Fair in GuadalajaraEvery year, the Guadalajara International Book Fair invites a country as its guest of honor. This year's special guest is Chile, highlighting the country's incredible literature and prominent authors to draw in thousands of new visitors.

International Book Fair in GuadalajaraTo get a clear idea of the sheer size of the fair, more than half a million visitors showed up throughout the week at last year's event! Without a doubt, the GIBF is a platform for the written word where industry leaders, literary agents and thousands of publications can have direct contact with their readers.

International Book Fair in GuadalajaraIn addition, the Guadalajara International Book Fair features musical and artistic activities on the esplanade of Expo Guadalajara, along with special workshops for kids and teens. This is a great opportunity to instill a love of reading and culture to the younger generation, so make sure to bring along the entire family for a memorable experience.

International Book Fair in GuadalajaraTravelers planning a Guadalajara vacation from November 24 through December 12 will have the unique opportunity to explore the aisles of the fair and talk directly with reps at thousands of stands. Plan in advance and book the best hotels in Guadalajara before space runs out. Take full advantage of the rest of your visit to the city and discover fascinating Guadalajara attractions with the entire family, like the Guadalajara Zoo, or go shopping in Guadalajara, Tonala or Tlaquepaque. This is sure to be an experience that you'll never forget!