The Salon du livre de Québec has beaten a historical record, so that 70 000 people have passed through its turnstiles between Wednesday and Sunday. The victims of this unprecedented success, many publishers have even ran out of books.
It will be difficult to do more, said chairman and ceo Philippe Sauvageau, who already looks to the 50th edition. “The bar has been set high for next year “, grants the one who could not hide his great satisfaction yesterday.
Between Wednesday and Sunday, according to preliminary data, 70 000 visitors entered the room, a figure never equalled in 49 years of existence. Only on Saturday, the fair was visited by 21 000 people, he confirmed.