Italbooks and the Italian Trade Agency at the ALA conference in San Diego

Opening today at the San Diego Convention Center, the ALA (American Library Association)
Conference and Expo is the biggest library event of the year in the United States. ALA – American
Library Association, founded in 1876, is the largest library and oldest library association in the
The Italian Trade Agency is exhibiting at the ALA for the first time with a 600 sq.ft. booth (#2521)
showcasing the Italian Publishers Association AIE (Associazione Italiana Editori), the Bologna
Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) and our very own website is your
news source for all things regarding Italian publishing: from the current bestseller lists, literature in
translation and updates on trade shows and events in the Italian library and bookstore markets. Our
digital platform is tailored specifically as the point of reference for US publishing professionals
interested in Italian publishing. The Italbooks website seeks to increase awareness of Italian
publishing to all sectors of the US book publishing industry and is maintained by the ITA oƯice in
The Italian Trade Agency – ITA is a non-profit government agency that supports the business
development of Italian companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in
Italy. The ITA’s Chicago oƯice is the headquarters for the Publishing Task Force (PTF), which ITA has
established in support of the Italian publishers who want to forge partnerships and find ways to
expand their business in the USA. The PTF functions as a bridge between US and Italian companies
in establishing contacts and mutually beneficial business relationships.
For additional information:
Italian Trade Agency Chicago –