BuchBasel (Basel Book Fair)
This year’s literary festival, BuchBasel, will again offer around 70 events, with over 100 authors and musicians, at 15 locations throughout town as well as some in surrounding areas. “Entgrenzen” (Dissolving boundaries) is the theme of this year’s BuchBasel. Within this focus topic, experts from literature, art, politics, and science discuss how borders and border discourses can be rethought. How can political action be taken without boundaries? What happens when literary boundaries are broken?
The events will include classic readings, experimental crossover projects, workshops, radio podcasts, concerts, discussions, and children's events—there is something for all lovers of literature. Check the website for the full program of events, times, and locations at https://www.buchbasel.ch/de/programm/.
For this year’s Schweizer Buchpreis (Swiss Book Award), the awards will be handed out at Theater Basel on Sunday from 11:00-12:00 (entrance is free). There will also be programs and activities specifically for children.
Tickets for individual events are CHF 20 (CHF 15 for students), but you can also buy day passes for CHF 80/60 or festival passes for CHF 140/100 online or at Bider & Tanner, as well as on the day at the Volkshaus Basel. All events are free for youths under age 18, and reductions apply to holders of the Colourkey, KulturLegi, or Bider & Tanner Card.