Successful history

The 25th São Paulo International Book Fair took place from August 03 to 12, 2018 at the Anhembi Exhibition Pavilion.

The event is the venue for the meeting of the main publishers, bookstores and distributors in the country, presenting their most important launches to approximately 600 thousand visitors in a total space of 75 thousand m².

Besides the great offer of books, the Book Fair still has a comprehensive cultural program, mixing literature, gastronomy, culture, business and lots of fun.

Get to know our history:

Birth

1st Book Fair, created by CBL and held in Praça da República.

1951

1st Book Fair

In partnership with the São Paulo Museum of Art, the 1st International Book Fair took place.

1961

The CBL

The International Book Fair will be held solely by CBL.

1970

Achievement

The event reaches its first major brand, 80 thousand visitors and 700 exhibitors.

1972

Venue

It started being held at Expo Center Norte.

1996

Success

Due to the great success, we moved to the Imigrantes Exhibition Center.

2002

We moved again!

It is now being held at Anhembi, the largest exhibition center in Latin America.

2006

Project

The project entitled Reading is My Thing contemplated the Child and Youth Public.

2008

Organizer

Reed Exhibitions Alcântara Machado became an official organizer, in partnership with CBL.

2010

22nd - Transforming the world

22nd International Book Fair of São Paulo with the position "Because books transform the world, because books transform people."

2012

23rd All Mixed Up

23rd São Paulo International Book Fair with the "All Mixed Up" positioning. Beginning of Sesc's partnership in the construction of the Book Fair.

2014

24th Best in every way

24th São Paulo International Book Fair with the positioning "Stories in all directions", strengthening the positioning of 2014 and having brought the concept of associating the book with the things people like.

2016

25th Download of Knowledge

25th São Paulo International Book Fair, with the position of 'Come take part in this download of knowledge,' discussing the leading role played by books in Brazilians' new perception in relation to the vortex of channels for accessing content that today's technology provides.

2018

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