Attendance drops at revamped Livre Paris

Attendance drops at revamped Livre Paris

The revamped four-day Paris Book Fair, now called Livre Paris, closed last night (Sunday 20th March) with a drop in visitor numbers of about 15% from last year’s 180,000, which in turn were 10% fewer than the year before.

The decline reflects the fate of other fairs following last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris, and contrasts with a 30% increase in book fair media coverage, the organisers said.

Reactions to the transformed fair have been mixed. “It was neither a resounding success, nor a disaster,” commented Olivier Bétourné, c.e.o. of Editions du Seuil. Even though a number of publish...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now