The Umbria Region has been organizing Umbrialibri for 23 years to characterize the promotion of culture and reading in Umbria and enhance the regional publishing industry.
The distinctive trait of Umbrialibri consists in the strong connection between national and regional cultural production, with the full participation of the Umbrian publishers, in their dual role of exhibitors and cultural promoters of their publications. The second element that characterizes the event is the identification of a central theme for each edition to articulate the program of initiatives: lessons, confrontations, debates and conferences, as well as presentations of books and projects for which prestigious names of the academic and journalistic world, writers and critics, scholars and intellectuals of national and international prominence have been called to participate.
Within each edition of Umbrialibri, the Umbrian publishing is the protagonist of a trade show which fully succeeds in grasping the general character of the sector, as well as the unique characteristics of each publisher. There are more than 40 exhibitors involved.
Voices from the savage, native village is the main theme of Umbrialibri 2017, which will be held in: Foligno, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September, among the ex theater Piermarini, the ex Reclusorio Pio and the Space Zut!; Perugia, from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October, in the monumental complex of San Pietro; Terni, from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October, at the BCT (Municipal Library) and the PalaSì.
As in previous years, the Perugia edition will also host, RadioEuropa, the celebration of Rai Radio3, with its programs for listeners throughout Italy talking about Umbria and its cultural proposals, with a particular focus on Umbrialibri and its protagonists, broadcasting from Perugia.
On the occasion of Spoleto60, Umbrialibri is a guest of the Festival of Two worlds with an extraordinary edition of the trade show of the Umbrian publishing industry during the second weekend of the festival in Piazza della Signoria.
opening hours of trade show for Umbrian publishing industry in Piazza della Signoria:
from 10:00 to 20:00