Books Regulations

38th International Mountain Publications Exhibition
Trento (Italy), 26 April – 5 May 2024

Rules for participation

Since 1987, MontagnaLibri has represented an annual international publishing showcase where it is possible to find all the most recent books dedicated to the mountains, exploration, adventure, care for the environment, and the cultures of the world’s highlands in general.

Guidebooks, handbooks, treatises, photography books, climbing histories, reports and diaries, literary works and children’s books, biographies and autobiographies published all over the planet.  This is the evocative journey through “mountains of paper” presented to visitors coming to the MontagnaLibri fair at the different venues in Trento, Bolzano and Brig (CH).

Participation in the MontagnaLibri festival is free of charge and publishers are invited to send in books and magazines.

Publishers who wish to participate must complete the registration form at the website Completion of the registration form implies acceptance of these rules.

Publications accepted for the exhibition and the associated online catalogue should deal with the various aspects of the mountains, exploration and adventure, providing in-depth information and promoting an understanding of geographical areas, peoples and cultures.

Children’s books are also accepted for inclusion in the MontagniLandia section.

Specifically, the following categories of publications are accepted:

  • guides: tourist, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, speleological etc.;
  • studies and essays: flora, fauna, geography, politics, geology, environment, archaeology, history, war, art, architecture, crafts, philosophy, religion, ethnography, folklore, gastronomy etc.;
  • photography books;
  • literary works: novels and poetry set in the mountains;
  • travel and expedition reports;
  • books on climbing history;
  • biographies and autobiographies of climbers.

Publishers must send in two copies of each item proposed.

Books must have been published in 2023 or the early months of 2024.

One copy of all 2023 issues must be sent in for magazines.

Reprints of books already included in the festival in the past will not be accepted.

Publishers participating for the first time can also present editions published in previous years, so long as these are not prior to 2021.

Publications are sent at the participant’s expense. When sending publications from countries outside the European Union, it is recommended that documents for customs clearance be attached (pro forma invoice), stating on the package: “No commercial value, for cultural purposes only”.

There are two deadlines for the delivery of publications to the address below:

  • 31 January 2024 for works published in 2023
  • 31 March 2024 for works published between January and March 2024

MONTAGNALIBRI – Trento Film Festival
c/o Centro Santa Chiara
Via S. Croce, 67
38122 Trento (ITALY)

At the end of the year, all the publications participating in MontagnaLibri 2024 will be given to the Mountain Library of SAT – Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini, which has the task of storing them and making them available for consultation.


You are informed that the personal data provided and related communications will be handled as stated in our information sheet ( on the handling of personal data, according to EU regulation 2016/679 (“General Data Protection Regulation”).

For further details, please refer to the full text of the information sheet on the following page, and in particular to the paragraph “BOOK SUBMISSION/APPLICATION”.

Trento, 06 July 2023