The appointment with the Salone returns every year in May. Its strength is founded on three well-balanced identities. The Torino Salone is, in fact, an important commercial showcase, an immense bookshop and a cultural festival all in one. Today, the Salone is the biggest bookshop in Italy and the cultural area of the Mediterranean. Endless shelves on which the general public can find best-sellers and curiosities, unfindable volumes and the latest publications. A showcase where small and mid-range publishers have the same visibility as major brand names and where local publishers can make themselves known outside their area. Plus the space where antique booksellers can set out their treasures: from illuminated manuscripts to rare first editions.