Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Sao Paulo Book Fair

It’s day two of the Sao Paulo Book Fair here in Brazil. This is everything book festivals should be in the US. It runs until 10pm at night, so people can come after work (and so cocktail parties can break out in the convention hall). Kids are brought in by the busload and run around with book highs. It’s a consumer-oriented show, but plenty of business is conducted amid the throngs. Just a ton of literary excitement. For those bemoaning the slide of BEA toward a more reader-centric show, I say go get a boardroom. This rocks.

8 replies to “Sao Paulo Book Fair”

Sounds awesome-almost makes me want to start a book fair in my hometown. it’s in Los Angeles and every year we do hold a music festival that attracts 20-40,000. Hmm, suddenly seems viable

Hi, Hugh!

It’s awesome that you had that impression of our book fair here in Brazil.

I met you yesterday on the bloggers meeting of your brazilian publisher, Intrínseca,
and it was amazing! I was the one who asked about the feedback of writing piece by piece on the Internet and gave to you a bookmark :P

Wow, I didn’t know about that difference between these book fairs. We admire so much the eloquence, opportunities and variations of the US’ book market, but I’d never thought about that kind of events as a problem or something like that. Anyway, I hope you’ll carry some of our booklove to everyone else at your country.

Btw, just bought WOOL and I can’t wait to read and review it.

Best wishes, and please come back one day!

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