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February 9, 2022

Pitti presents Testo, the new event dedicated to publishing

From 25 to 27 February, the Stazione Leopolda will host the debut of the exhibition dedicated to the world of contemporary publishing and its protagonists

From 25 to 27 February 2022, the Stazione Leopolda in Florence will host the debut of TESTO - Come becomes a book, an innovative publishing event organized by Stazione Leopolda and Pitti Immagine, conceived by Todo Modo, with the patronage and collaboration of the City of Florence, and with the sponsorship of the Region of Tuscany.

The project tells the story of how a book is born: from how it is written to how it is published, how it is translated, how it is designed, how it is sold and how it is read. An annual appointment for readers and professionals that offers an in-depth view of the world of books and brings to Florence the best publishing, with a selection of titles and literary novelties, guests from all over the world and a rich program of events.

"TESTO is a journey through books and bibliodiversity with a special focus on the community dimension of publishing," says Agostino Poletto, sole director of Stazione Leopolda and general director of Pitti Immagine.

TESTO Stazione Leopolda

The event hosts an anthology of the best Italian publishers, including independents and large publishing groups, who will present a limited selection of new and significant titles at the Stazione Leopolda in order to enhance each individual proposal in the eyes of visitors.

At the Leopolda, the life cycle of the book is recreated through a pathway in seven stations. Each station - the Manuscript, the Reverse, the Translation, the Sign, the Story, the Bookshop, the Reader - presents a phase in the life of the book: from the work of the writer, to that of the editors, translators, graphic designers, promoters and booksellers, to the reader. Novels, essays, professions and protagonists of publishing will be told in an original and engaging way, in the voices of authors, critics, journalists, booksellers and other professionals in the world of books.

The calendar includes high-profile international guests such as Israeli writer Eshkol Nevo, Addis Ababa-born New Yorker Maaza Mengiste, recent winner of the Gregor von Rezzori Prize, Dutch writer and traveler Jan Brokken, known for his tales of the lives of unusual characters and the great protagonists of the literary and musical world, the Marseille writer Régis Jauffret, an important voice of French fiction, the Mexican writer Guadalupe Nettel, one of the most original authors of contemporary Latin American literature. Here the link to the complete program and to book the events.

Among the many Italian authors and guests involved: Stefano Bartezzaghi, Ilide Carmignani, Csaba dalla Zorza, Jacopo De Michelis, Piero Dorfles, Chiara Guidi, Stefano Mancuso, Antonio Manzini, Ena Marchi, Daniele Mencarelli, Paolo Nori, Marco Peano, Veronica Raimo, Vanni Santoni, Marino Sinibaldi, Nadia Terranova, Chiara Valerio. And Sofia Fabiani, author of the best seller Cucinare stanca, and the illustrator and cartoonist Manuele Fior.

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