What’s FIL Guadalajara

The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America. It is also an amazing cultural festival. Created 34 years ago by the University of Guadalajara, the Fair is aimed at professionals and the general public alike, a characteristic that sets it apart from other book fairs around the globe. With business as one of its main goals, it is also a cultural festival in which literature plays a major role including a program where authors from all continents and languages participate, and a forum for the academic discussion of the major issues of our time.

For nine days, people willingly stand in long lines to listen to their favorite authors, the book industry makes Guadalajara its beating heart and the whole city is filled with the music, arts, cinema and theatre from the featured Guest of Honor which this year is Sharjah.

Dates and times

Open to the general public:

  • November 28 and 29
    December 3, 4, 5 and 6 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • November 30, December 1 and 2 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Open to professionals:

  • November 30, December 1 and 2 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Exhibition Center
Expo Guadalajara
Av. Mariano Otero 1499,
Colonia Verde Valle
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

  On Friday December 4, closing hours will extend until 11:00 PM for our night sale.

What would you like to do?