The Turin International Book Fair is the largest trade fair for books, which is held annually in mid-May in Turin, Italy.
It was founded in 1988 with the name Salone del Libro by the entrepreneur Guido Accornero and the bookseller Angelo Pezzana. The opening ceremony was held at the opera house Teatro Regio with the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky.
This very important event underlines the true importance of books and reading. In fact, reading is an ever-present topic that concerns people of all ages. Reading is good for us: it helps to improve the language, the way of speaking and writing; it helps to distract ourselves from the many thoughts that assail us every day. Reading stimulates the imagination and our minds.
Nowadays reading is difficult for teenagers, because they are attracted to other hobbies (television, social networks, video games) and move away from books. Reading is very advantageous because it introduces us to many interesting and useful things. The interest in books and reading must be spontaneous and must never be an obligation.
Reading can help readers to discover themselves as Marcel Proust affirmed: “Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself”.