Madrid’s book fair is one of my favorite cultural events, and it was canceled last year. So, this 2021 do not miss the chance to visit it if you happen to be in the city from September 10th – September 26th.
There are many reasons as to why I love this book event so much; of course, it has to do with its location (check the Parque el Retiro article), but not only. It is a chance to meet and greet your favorite authors. You also learn about new releases or discover some old gems and you can talk to special librarians/vendors. Even greater is the fact that you can get your favorite book signed and dedicated, as book-signing sessions are organized every day.
International authors and well-known writers are invited each year and they participate in workshops and meetings to promote their culture; Colombia is the guest-participant this year. You can easily join these activities by checking their schedule on the webpage. On top of all these different activities there are discounts you can find here, so keep in mind that it can be a special moment to buy books.
The fair is open every day for 2+ weeks, and usually, on weekends, it is just packed. But this year is different thanks to Covid restrictions, so I recommend checking their website before getting to the park. The book fair turns 80, it will be very special!