Paris book fair cancelled for a second year

Paris book fair cancelled for a second year

The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) has cancelled the 2021 Paris book fair, Livre Paris, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is the second year running that the fair has been scrapped. This year’s event was originally scheduled for 19th–22nd March, and had been postponed to 28th–31st May. But “uncertainties for the months ahead and the health restriction in force preclude organising a public event on this scale in satisfactory conditions,” the SNE said.

The SNE ruled out the idea of rescheduling for the autumn and mobilising thousands of people—exhibit...

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