That was quite a scandal when Aie decided to move the book fair from Turin to Milan ( more accurately to Milan Rho ), they had a voting and the result was in favor of the decision.
The book fair in Milan Rho was held in April, titled ' Tempo dei Libri ' and according to official source, there were 50 thousands visitors.
Nevertheless, the book fair ' Salone Dei Libri ' continued in Turin and it was closed on Monday, and the number of tickets sold was 165 thousands, 30 thousands more than the previous year and way more than the one held in Milan Rho.
Founded in 1988 as Book showroom (Italian: Salone del libro), The Turin International Book Fair is the largest book fair in Europe, involving more than 1,400 exhibitors and 341,000 visitors in 2015.
It has been held first at Torino Esposizioni and then, since 1992, at Lingotto Fiere.