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Fiera del Libro + Settimana della lingua italiana



Fiera del Libro + Settimana della lingua italiana

Libreria Pino together with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura are proud to present the first Fiera del Libro+ San Francisco! This 10 day event will showcase books, cds, and dvds imported directly from Italy.

The Fiera del Libro+ will be held at Istituto Italiano di Cultura, located at 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, in San Francisco, CA. The fair will be open 9 am to 5 pm weekdays, 1 pm – 5 pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Please join us as we celebrate Italian literature, language and culture. Be sure to bring your children to Bambini Day on Saturday. Story Time will begin at 2 pm.

The fair will feature hundreds of books with a wide selection of topics for adults, children, and Italian language students. Browse and shop the latest books from Fabio Genovese, Massimo Carlotto, Fabio Volo and Elena Ferrante…and of course children’s books from Italian publishers Gallucci, Giunti and Topipittori.Popular Italian music on CD and Italian films on DVD will also be available.

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Under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy

“L'italiano e la creativita': marchi e costumi, moda e design”

October 13, 3:00pm
Storytelling for children with Valentina Rizzi of Bibliolibrò, the first traveling publisher.

October 15 – Bambini Day
· 2:00pm Story-time with Valentina Consolo.
· 4:00pm 10-year old Michelle Longega Wilson "How to write your own book"

October 18, 6:30pm
Book presentation by Melissa Muldoon, author of “Dreaming Sophia”

October 20, 6:30pm
A talk by David Moretti, deputy creative director at WIRED:
“From traditional media to digital design”

October 21, 6:30pm
Closing Night with Roberto Bonzio, author of “Italiani di frontiera”


October 18 – Melissa Muldoon

Melissa Muldoon writes the blog "" in Italian and in English to promote Italian language and culture.

She just published a novel that deals with Italy, its language, and its culture. It is titled “Dreaming Sophia” and although it is written in English, it contains many Italian words and expressions, so that the reader may want to learn this beautiful language, after reading it.

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October 20 - David Moretti

David Moretti, deputy creative director at WIRED will talk about his experience in Italy and the US working from traditional media to global digital design.

“In 2008 Italy was stuck in a deep cultural crisis. Just surviving on stereotypes and old models and being ordinary instead of innovative. The only value that remained was linked to what the past had produced. We decided to use Wired Italia to drive new and disruptive ideas and concepts, to show a vision through the living example of innovators, scientists, researchers – people ignored by the ordinary press. […] We used graphic design, illustration, photography, and even paper to rivet the attention of our readers, creating visual metaphors related to the content. Helping them to understand complexity and then have an opinion on a specific matter."

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October 21 – Roberto Bonzio

ROBERTO BONZIO will present his latest book Italiani di Frontiera which collects the stories of Italian talent abroad and discusses the obstacles Italian innovators face in their own country.

After a career as a newspaper reporter in Venice and Milan, he joined Reuters Italy, where he covered current affairs, culture, and innovation. His stories for the international news agency have been published in The Guardian, The Independent, Washington Post and New York Times.

In 2008, he launched a personal and independent multimedia project, spending six months with his family in Palo Alto, California. For this project, he has interviewed many Italian entrepreneurs, scientists and other prominent figures in Silicon Valley.

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Date: DA Wednesday, October 12, 2016 a Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: From 9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Organized by : Libreria Pino

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 601 Van Ness Ave. F