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What is FILBo?

What is FILBo?

Since 1988, the Colombian Book Chamber and Corferias hold the International Book Fair of Bogota, a successful alliance that has allowed positioning this cultural event as one of the most important events in the Spanish speaking world. For 34 years, they have gathered all the stakeholders in the productive chain of books (authors, editors, style editors, distributors, agents and booksellers) whom, along with their readers, comprise this book ecosystem which grows and becomes stronger each year.

FILBo has been the most relevant and longstanding cultural event In Colombia and the second largest book fair in Latin America. It gathers people who make political decisions, opinion leaders and civil society from all strata, around books, authors and important national and international topics. Among the celebrities we have had the honor of receiving, are Nobel Prize winners Svetlana Aleksiévich, José Saramago, J.M. Coetzee, Jean Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams. Other prominent writers have attended the fair, such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Joan Tronto, Cees Nooteboom, Gay Talese, Jonathan Safran eFoer Gilles Lipovetsky, Gianni Vattimo, and Ryszard Kapuscinski, among many others. 

General Objective 2025: Holding an event with a cultural and commercial dynamic around books and their authors from Colombia and Latin America, which boosts the industry and maintains international dialogue, generating conversations around the most important topics in Colombia and in the world, and likewise, generates sales for the world editorial industry. 
  • Mission: Uniting Colombia through the chain of production and creation of books, through reading, and where cultural and commercial matters shape the fair and reflects country’s realities. 
  • Vision: Accomplishing that by 2025 FILBo will become a landmark of books and reading beyond Latin America, and it will bear an influence in reflecting upon topics that occupy and concern us. 
Objective 2022: Driving editorial, cultural and intellectual production in the country, as well as the circulation of books and authors, book commercialization, and at the same time, fostering new and better readers, providing access to books and different contents for all Colombians, through a massive event that proposes reflection, debate, dialogue and discussion as forms of gathering that promote knowing and recognizing each other. We join our efforts so that Bogotá is a city of readers and Colombia, a country that reads and that is read. 


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