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24 May 2023

Poland to be the Guest of Honour Country at LIBER 2023

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• The Book Institute and the Polish Institute of Culture will collaborate in a special joint initiative to disseminate and promote Polish publishing in Spain, as well as raising awareness of the country's leading authors and publishers.

• The Polish booth will feature the participation of 20 Polish publishers, and will offer a professional programme of presentations and debates on children's literature. • It will present bookstart programmes, new phenomena on the book market, and a review of new Polish books, among other activities.

The upcoming LIBER fair, the leading business platform dedicated to Spanish-language publishing in our country and one of the major benchmarks in the Spanish-language publishing field, will have the outstanding participation of Poland as the Guest of Honour Country.

Poland will be one of the leading players at LIBER 2023, the event organised by IFEMA MADRID and the Federation of Publishers' Guilds of Spain (FGEE), which will take place from 4 to 6 October at the Exhibition Centre. The Book Institute, a public institution belonging to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, in collaboration with the Polish Institute of Culture based in Madrid, has organised a major presence at LIBER, with the main objective of promoting and disseminating Polish publishing in Spain, as well as raising awareness of prominent Polish authors and publishers.

This tribute to Poland is part of the joint efforts of the Fair and the Federation of Publishers' Guilds of Spain (FGEE) to promote the internationalisation of the book sector and to establish closer cultural and commercial relations with markets of great potential for our country.

Poland will have a booth with a surface area of 120 m2, which will host 20 Polish publishers, who will show the wide range of the country's new publications. It will also be a place to contact and talk to representatives of these publishers and the Book Institute. Poland is also preparing a full professional programme of presentations and debates, in which it aims to share views and experiences with professionals from the Spanish and Latin American book sector. Among other topics will be the development of children's literature, bookstart programmes and new phenomena in the book market. There will also be a review of new Polish books.

To round off Poland's proposal at LIBER, the Book Institute's offer for foreign translators and publishers will be presented, and various cultural events will be organised to enable the people of Madrid to get to know Polish culture better.

About LIBER 2023

The 41st LIBER fair is specially designed to bring together a wide range of publishing companies and organisations, distributors, literary agents, multimedia, suppliers, professional associations, service companies, etc., making it a comprehensive showcase of current publishing production and a focus of attraction for authors, booksellers, illustrators and other players in the sector.

Organised by IFEMA MADRID and promoted by the Federation of Publishers' Guilds of Spain, LIBER 2023 is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, the Regional Government of Madrid, Madrid City Council and the Spanish Centre for Reprographic Rights (CEDRO). It also has the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Madrid Publishers' Association.