Spain guest at 46th Calcutta International Book Fair
Spain is the guest country at the 46th Calcutta International Book Fair, which will be held from 29 January to 9 February 2023.
The Calcutta International Book Fair is one of the most visited in the world, with more than 18,000,000 people attending in 2022, making it the largest book fair in Asia. This participation of Spain is an important opportunity to make writers and Spanish publishers known in Asia.
The Indo-Hispanic Academy of Language, official coordinator of the Calcutta International Book Fair for Spanish-speaking countries, has played an important role in the election of Spain as the guest country. This is the second time that Spain is the guest country (the first time was in 2006).
The Calcutta International Book Fair began its history in 1976 when the Publishers and Booksellers Guild took charge of its organisation. Since 1991 the Fair has been organised around a central theme (like the Frankfurt Fair) and since 1997 there has been a foreign country as a guest. The first featured country was France.