Since it was first held in 1933 on the Paseo de Recoletos, the Book Fair has not stopped growing and contributing to the cultural mosaic of the city.
The increase in the number of requests to participate from booksellers, publishers and distributors made it necessary to look for a new venue, which is why the Fair moved to the Retiro Park in 1967. Time has proven that this venue was the right choice and is now closely associated with the annual book and reading event.
Visitors to the fair can take advantage of special discounts. It is also an excellent opportunity to get well-known writers to sign their works as different publishing houses and booksellers have book-signing sessions at their stands every day.
The 76th edition of Madrid's Book Fair will have approximately 365 stalls and 480 exhibitors, including official organisations, distributors, specialist booksellers, general booksellers, and publishers from Madrid and elsewhere.
Since 1982, when the event changed its name to the Madrid Book Fair, it is traditional for a member of the Royal Family to open the edition with a morning stroll around over three hundred stands.
Mon-Fri: 11am- 2pm / 6pm - 9.30pm
Sat, Sun and Public Hols: 11am - 3pm / 5pm - 9.30pm
Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.
Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.
Visit more than 50 museums and enjoy numerous discounts.