Sun shines on Paris Book Fair as attendees rise 3%

Sun shines on Paris Book Fair as attendees rise 3%

Glorious weather did not deter the French from attending the four-day Paris book fair or Livre Paris, which ended last night with a 3% increase in visitor numbers to nearly 160,000 from 155,000 last year.

This was a stark contrast from 2016, when the French were still reeling from the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and stayed away in droves from fairs and other crowd events, but is still below earlier years when attendance bordered on 200,000.  

Politics were a focal point this time, with most candidates in the French presidential election to be held in two rounds on 23rd April and 7th M...

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