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March 17, 2011

Big French publishing houses to return to Paris Book Fair

By  Barbara Casassus

The new-look Paris Book Fair will open on Friday [18th March] for four days as five of the leading French publishers ponder the raids by the European Commission competition officials a fortnight ago.

Hachette Livre, Bayard and other houses, which pulled out of the fair last year or scaled back their presence in protest against the cost of participating and the length of the event, are returning in force. Stand rentals have been reduced by 17%, the number of days has been cut from six to four and the opening hours have been extended.                                                                                                                  …read more


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