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LIBER 2022 will occur as an in-person event between 5.10.2022 and 7.10.2022. The International book fair will occur at IFEMA Madrid and have severe COVID-19 prevention measures in place. This will incorporate social distance regulations, wearing masks and others.

A Brief Overview of LIBER Madrid

LIBER Madrid ranks as the biggest international book fair for the Spanish book industry located in Madrid, Spain. The LIBER fair is shared between two cities – Madrid and Barcelona. The book fair is an excellent market place for books and printed media in the Spanish language, and offers an incredible in-depth program. Each edition selects a Guest of Honour country, which then affects the overall selection of properties and rights.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

LIBER Madrid is the perfect avenue to seek out better visibility as a brand and better contacts in the publishing industry. You don’t get to be the biggest and most well-known Spanish-speaking book fair and not generate more than satisfactory attendance numbers. Let’s review:

  • 11,200 international trade visitors from 51 countries made the trip;
  • 458 companies showcased at the book fair;
  • 180 journalists from 132 media outlets covered the proceedings;

Industry Relevance

LIBER Madrid has been active since 1983 and has called the IFEMA Feria de Madrid its home on every odd year in October. The annual book fair is one of the prime venues to secure the rights for any kind of printed media. Products trade visitors can discover here include academics, fine arts, maps, education, classic literature, encyclopedias comics, children’s literature, applied sciences and dictionaries. As a force for Spanish publishing, LIBER Madrid has received support from the government of Spain. Last edition was inaugurated by Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sports. There were also said to be over 150 presentations and roundtable discussion planned with the participation of over 300 speakers.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

LIBER Madrid opens its doors only to industry professionals, so you’re bound to meet people at every possible position within the publishing world. There are editors, authors, translators, rights holders, illustrators, book sellers, librarians, publishing agents and university professors. It’s the perfect environment to expand your professional network. Despite its specificity – supporting the work of Spanish-speaking authors – LIBER Madrid manages to be incredibly far reaching. Within Europe, you’re going to see representation from Cyprus, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Spain and France. Further out there is representation from Africa in Morocco, the Middle East – UAE with Sharjah even being a Guest of Honour, Asia in China and South America in Argentina and Bolivia.

Past Editions


The 39th version of LIBER featured 8,360 visitors. This exceeded the expectations of organisers and showed the importance of face to face meetings. The in-person event occurred between 13.10.2021 and 15.10.2021 at IFEMA Madrid. The trade show featured severe COVID-19 safety measures, including attendees needing to present valid health certificates.

Past editions

LIBER International Book Fair 2021

13.10.2021 - 15.10.2021

LIBER International Book Fair



How to get to LIBER

On Foot

On Foot

from Barcelona-Sants Station is 41 min walking


By Car

from Barcelona-Sants Station = 12 min of a car drive (4.5 km)

from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport = 11 min drive (9.8km)


By Public Transport

from Sants Estació Station take Metro nr L5 for 3 stops to Collblanc station and change to L9S for another 3 stops to Europa (Fira) from where you need to walk another 6 min to reach your travel point. All of this will take you 20 min.

from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport take bus nr 46 to Pl Europa Station from where you need to walk aditional 450m. This jurney will take you 20 min.

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