View of a stand at the Brive book fair where readers flock to have their books signed by an author

The 2023 edition of the Book Fair is planned from November 10 to 12. The 41st edition will be held partly on la Guierle (historical place) and the Espace des 3 Provinces. Florence Aubenas will chair this new edition.

The Book Fair: a gaillard and responsible event!

  1. The largest literature event outside French Metropolises allowing you to meet and have a chat with recognized authors.
  2. Open up to different subjects via conferences or discussions organized over the 3 days.
  3. Introduce children to the pleasure of reading through meetings organized with authors in schools.
  4. Bring the authors by train while enjoying a tasting of local products. The famous cholesterol train 
  5. Our advice: as the event is in the city center, leave the car at home and come by train, bus, or carpool!
  • Detailed program of the Book Fair Read

Major literature event in France

Among our major events, the Brive Book Fair is the institution of the 100% gaillard fall. A literature event renowned as much for the diversity of the authors present as for its “gourmet” spirit, the Book Fair is coming to Brive-la-Gaillarde in Corrèze for a 100% literary moment of sharing!

Whether you're a book lover or an occasional reader, everyone will find what they're looking for among novels of all genres, comics, recipe books, children's books... From the most famous writers to novices, including local authors and people: it’s the meeting of all the artists! Both kids and adults are charmed by the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

View of an author's hand signing a book

Meeting with great French authors

Authors and publishers come together to present their works. They are happy to share their stories and their journey with you, but also to take photos or sign autographs...

One thing is certain: among the 300 authors present, numerous winners of prizes such as the Goncourt usually honor us with their presence.

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The 2023 Book Fair will take place in 3 locations

The 41st edition of The Book Fair will take place in three different locations. The Halle Georges Brassens will welcome authors of general literature. The Espace des 3 Provinces will house children’s literature and comics. These two sites can be easily connected thanks to the greenway (approximately 6 minutes). The spaces will thus be more ventilated, meet health requirements and reduce queues.

Finally, several emblematic places in the city center: the library which will host a major exhibition and meetings, the Openwork, lauditorium and also the Labenche Museum.

A little girl leafs through a book displayed in the foreground

All the 2023 information on the Book Fair

The 41st edition of the Book Fair will take place on November 10, 11 and 12 next year, under the chairmanship of senior reporter Florence Aubenas and in the presence of two Grand Guests: Jul (BD) and Timothée de Fombelle (children's literature).

The Present Time cycle, the culmination of the reflection proposed each year on the state of our society, is dedicated at work. Are we finally made to work? Do we always find our fulfillment in work? What implications do
social, technological or cultural changes have on our way of understanding work? A vast subject that will take us from idleness to artificial intelligence!

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Useful information

  • Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 20 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 20 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, and 9 a.m. to 18 p.m. on Sunday, November 12
  • Parking: for the occasion, the underground car park of La Guierle will be free on Saturday and on Sunday.

Our tip Culture feast

View of an author discussing. In front of her is a bag from the 2018 edition of the book fair

Literature lover, at the Brive Book Fair, you will quench your thirst for culture. In the George Brassens hall, usually reserved for market stalls, the best authors of the literary season will meet at the beginning of November to share their most beautiful prose. At the rhythm of the free meetings, we pick up a little comic book, a hint of children's book or a zest of local production. Once the day is over, the authors all meet at Cardi, a “night club” with a unique atmosphere.

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