The Complete List of International Book Fairs in 2023

Nothing quite equals the feeling a bibliophile gets from being surrounded by books. The variety of titles, the smell of ink on paper, and the gathering of all those book lovers in one place can be exhilarating. That’s why we have gathered a list of 2023 international book fairs where you can enjoy acquiring new books, meeting authors, and attending different book-related events.

A Charleston African American Book Festival is the first and only annual celebration of African American literature in the Charleston area. Black Ink serves as a platform to support local Black writers, creating a space for them to share their work, discuss their craft, and expose readers of all ages to the great variety of African-American authors in the area.

PBFA: York New Year Book Fair

York, UK Jan 14, 2023
The York New Year Book Fair is an established and friendly event. With around 100 dealers from all over the country, situated on just one floor, the fair offers a rich and delicious variety of choice for anyone interested in books. Thousands of second-hand, antiquarian and rare items will be on offer from all areas of fiction and non-fiction, along with related ephemera. There are prices to suit all pockets.

Çukurova Book Fair

Adana, Turkey Jan 14-22, 2023
The Çukurova Book Fair has brought together hundreds of publishers and authors with more than 3 million readers from various cities of the Mediterranean. In the last five years, over 33 thousand visitors have participated in the activities of Çukurova Book Fair, which has hosted various cultural events since the first year it was organized.

Angoulême International Comic Books Festival

Angouleme, France Jan 26-29, 2023
The International Comics Festival in France will feature workshops, master classes, meetings, and professional discussions. The festival’s events and the various exhibitions attract, each year, thousands of amateurs as well as comic-arts publishers and distributors, producers, authors, agents, and more industry professionals.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur, India Jan 19-23, 2023
The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur each January. In the five day event, authors and dignitaries from across the world, and especially the South East Asian countries, participate and engage with crowds on various issues and partake in readings, debates, and discussions with them and with each other. The Festival is essentially an event of coming together of some of the world’s greatest minds, historians, humanitarians, sports people, business leaders, and entertainers from all walks of life who share the stage and put forward their ideas and thoughts.

Cairo International Book Fair

Cairo, Egypt Jan 24-Feb 6, 2023
Join the largest gathering of publishing houses in Cairo International book fair, the 53nd session, which is one of the largest book fairs in the Middle East. It’s visited by about 2 million people annually. It began in 1969, when Cairo was celebrating its millennium anniversary, so the Minister of Culture at the time, Tharwat Okasha, decided to celebrate the holiday culturally, so he entrusted the writer and researcher Suhair Al-Qalamawi with supervising the establishment of the first book fair. That is why the 2008 edition celebrated Qalamawi as Person of the Year.

Sunshine State Book Festival

Florida, US Jan 27-28, 2023
This book festival is a celebration of learning and literacy that is fun as well as educational, bringing together people of all ages who share a love of reading and who will leave the event inspired by their experiences, and maybe with a free autographed book, as there will be hourly drawings where lucky visitors can win a free copy of a book written by a festival author.

PBFA: Stratford Upon Avon Book Fair

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK Jan 28, 2023
The book fair is back at its new venue this year, with around 20 dealers exhibiting. Local books will as always be well represented but a wide variety of subjects are covered by the dealers attending.

PBFA: Topsham Book Fair

Topsham, UK Jan 29, 2023
The Topsham Book Fair, formerly the Exeter Book Fair, is located in the pleasant historic seaport of Topsham and is now the only PBFA book fair in Devon. It is held three times a year – in January, August and November – and regularly attracts a good number of traders who fill the hall.
In this fair, you will surely find a little something for yourself or a loved one. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

International Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata, India Jan 31-Feb 12, 2023
The International Kolkata Book Fair is not only the world’s largest non-trade book fair for the general public and non-wholesale vendors, but it’s also an experience of itself, with picnickers, singer/songwriters, and candy floss vendors.

Taipei International Book Exhibition

Taipei, Taiwan Jan 31-Feb 5, 2023
TIBE is a leading book fair that showcases the Asian market. It features over 364 publishing houses, 31 countries, and 61 professional rights meetings even in 2022 during the pandemic. This year, there will be a more spacious workplace and more considerate services in the sincere hope that all who use the Rights Center may have successful meetings. Additionally, there will be a professional networking event—for both international and domestic professionals—in order to encourage and stimulate interactions and social networking.

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Feb 1-6, 2023
Every year the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature brings together people from the four corners of the world to Dubai to entertain, captivate and inspire us. These extraordinary writers bring new ideas and different perspectives, promoting dialogue, sharing their works, their thoughts, and their words, and building bridges across cultures. This is a festival full of ideas, conversations, and stories being written, filling us with hope for the future.

Havana Book Fair

Havana, Cuba Feb 3-10, 2023
Havana’s 10-day International Book Fair is a fair that typically takes place at the old Spanish fortification San Carlos de La Cabana. It features book vendors, poetry readings, children’s activities, art exhibitions, and concerts in the evenings.

Williamsburg Book Festival

Williamsburg, US Feb 4, 2023
Info will be available on a later time

Lifeline Canberra: EPIC Bookfair

Canberra, Australia Feb 10-12, 2023
The popular Lifeline Canberra Bookfair will be held at the EPIC between 10th – 12th February, 2023. This huge bookfair has every kind of book that you can think of, including children’s books, adult fiction, non-fiction, rare books, sheet music, text books, language books, magazines, pamphlets, comics, maps, atlases, CD’s, DVD’s, board games, and much more.

Paisley Book Festival

Paisley, UK Feb 16-19, 2023
The Paisley Book Festival is a platform for the celebration of books, reading, and writing. It is a festival with creativity and innovation at the heart of its programming. It seeks to showcase some of the best and most diverse voices published today in Scotland and the broader UK context.

Savannah Book Festival

Georgia, United States Feb 16-19, 2023
The Savannah Book Festival hosts national, regional, and local authors for author presentations and book signings at seven venues strewn across three historic squares in downtown Savannah.

PBFA: Cambridge Premier

Cambridge, UK Feb 17-18, 2023
Welcome to the fabulous February Book Fair extravaganza. Some old dealers, some new faces and a huge quantity of collectable and decorative printed material.

F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Florida, US Feb 23-25, 2023
The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival is an engaging weekend of entertainment in the forms of film, books, author presentations, focus groups, and good music. Writers visit F.R.E.S.H to network with fellow authors, meet with readers and fans, and sell books. There’s something for every reader’s indulgence.

New Delhi World Book Fair

New Delhi, India Feb 25-Mar 5, 2023
The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization of the Government of India under the Ministry of Education in collaboration with India Trade Promotion Organization. NDWBF offers the exhibitors a unique opportunity for business with this growing book industry. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements and trade. Besides the many literary and publishing conferences and programmes that are organized during the Fair, it also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia.

PBFA: Edgbaston Book Fair

Cambridge, UK 25-Feb-23
In Edgbaston Book Fair, you will find second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and prints on sale from various trusted PBFA bookdealers.
In this fair, you will surely find a little something for yourself or a loved one. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

Lahore International Book Fair

Lahore, Pakistan Mar 1-5, 2023
Lahore International Book Fair is one of the largest international book fairs, annually held in Lahore, Pakistan. Around 165 local and foreign publishers and education-related organisations set up stalls in the book fair on a variety of topics, including Islam, history, education, computer and information technology, engineering, business management, medical sciences, agriculture, literature, law, and children literature. Foreign publishers represented in the book fair hail from regions such as Middle East, UK, United States and India.

Latvian Book Fair

Riga, Latvia Mar 3-5, 2023
From 3 to 5 March, the International Exhibition Centre Ķīpsala will turn into an inspiring book town, where writers, translators, publishers and readers will meet. For three days, Ķīpsala will host the most essential book event of the year – the International Book and Publishers Exhibition “Latvian Book Fair”, where a diverse range of books will be offered by Latvian and foreign publishing houses.

Ennis Book Club Festival

Ennis, Ireland Mar 3-5, 2023
The Ennis Book Club Festival focuses mainly on readers and book lovers. It attracts a host of national and international writers and speakers. The festival includes author readings and discussions. It also offers a diversity of events each year, including debates on topical affairs, workshops, poetry readings, theatre, music, bookclub quizzes, and walking tours through Ennis’ historic streets.

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Texas, US Mar 3-4, 2023
The North Texas Teen Book Festival strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Abu Dhabi, UAE Mar 3-5, 2023
The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the first and largest popular culture festival in the region is returning for its 11th editio, promising an even bigger spectacle than its highly successful 2022 event at ADNEC that attracted over 45,000 fans over 3 Days.

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Florida, US Mar 4, 2023
The Southwest Reading Festival encourages adults, teens, and children to visit and meet popular authors in literature in multiple venues. They promote lifelong learning, public libraries, and school reading readiness by raising awareness of the library’s services and its role in the community’s quality of life.

Dahlonega Literary Festival

Georgia, United States Mar 4, 2023
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. It’s an intimate festival with books and authors on a mission to promote interaction between them and the readers in a relaxed, informal environment. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant. The featured speaker for the 2023 Dahlonega Literary Festival will be the award winning author, Rick Bragg.

Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson, US Mar 4-5, 2023
Tucson Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona campus. So mark your calendars and save the date for the in-person return of this community-wide celebration of literature. As always, the festival is free-of-charge for all attendees.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna, Italy Mar 6-9, 2023
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to 60 years experience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas.

The AWP Conference & Bookfair

Washington, US Mar 8-11, 2023
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy.

New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University

New Orleans, US Mar 9-11, 2023
The New Orleans Book Festival held annually will feature both fiction and non-fiction and convene readings, panel discussions, symposia, and keynote speeches. It will also provide an opportunity for outlets, authors, and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

Poznań Book Fair

Poznań, Poland Mar 10-12, 2023
Year after year, the festival of literature and art is celebrated in Poznań. For three days, you will find a whole range of publishers in one place—both the largest and well-known, as well as niche publishing by authors from Poland and abroad. And when you find your favorite new book, you are invited to a series of meetings with writers. The Poznań Book Fair also includes illustration exhibitions, the Comics Zone, the Scrabble Zone, workshops for children and adults, a vinyl exchange, and the Book Marketing conference.

Buchmesse im Ried

Bavaria, Germany Mar 11-12, 2023
The Buchmesse im Ried is a supraregional event about books and literature. Readers can get in touch with authors, browse books, view the booths of many publishers and bookstores, and attend readings and lectures. There are more than 40 publishers and bookstores exhibiting their programs at the fair.

PBFA: Harrogate Book Fair

Harrogate, UK Mar 17-18, 2023
A Yorkshire bibliophiles and book collectors’ favorite, the Annual PBFA Book Fair in Harrogate has been running for over 40 years. Dealers are attending from all parts of the United Kingdom, traveling from as far afield as Scotland, East Anglia, London, the Midlands, and right across the Northern Counties. A powerful mix of subjects will be on display, fiction and non-fiction, offered by specialist dealers with knowledge and expertise!

PBFA: Wilton Book Fair

Wilton, UK Mar 19, 2023
The Wilton Book Fair offers a wide variety of books, both second-hand, rare and antiquarian, and often with maps prints and ephemera. A lovely day out in a lovely part of the world.

Geneva Book Fair

Geneva, Switzerland Mar 22-26, 2023
The Geneva Book Fair is the only publisher fair in Switzerland. It brings together nearly 350 exhibitors from all over the French-speaking world. For five days, readers, writers, publishers, and booksellers will get the opportunity to meet up in exchange for knowledge, contacts, and experiences in a friendly event.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

New Orleans, US Mar 22-26, 2023
Mark your calendars and make your plans now to attend five days of literary revelry, including writing workshops, theatre events, literary panels, scholars conference, literary walking tours, music events, culinary and cocktail events, and much more.

PBFA: Edinburgh Premier Fair (with ABA)

Edinburgh, UK Mar 24-25, 2023
The Edinburgh Book Fair is a festival dedicated to rare, collectible, and important books and the history of books. Edinburgh’s finest bookish institutions have arranged talks, exhibitions, and workshops for collectors, bibliophiles, and booklovers. The majority of them are free to all. Some talks include introductions suitable for budding book lovers and those merely curious about the history of books, along with scholars delving into their latest research.

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

Florida, US Mar 24-25, 2023
This is a unique event, featuring writing and publishing workshops, and a special day when local and national authors sell and sign books at a festival market in a beautiful downtown park.

Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Kentucky, US Mar 24-25, 2023
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events! They encourage literacy and the love of books for readers of all ages in their community and beyond. Book Fest is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. Thousands visit SOKY Book Fest from across the U.S. who come to meet their favorite authors, purchase signed copies of their books, and learn from them in exciting panels, presentations, and workshops.
In this fair, you will surely find a little something for yourself or a loved one. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

Brussels Book Fair

Brussels, Belgium Mar 30-Apr 2, 2023
The Brussels Book Fair is a nonprofit event promoting books and reading to all audiences since 2016. Each year it presents 255 exhibitors, 500 publishing houses, and 1,200 authors in meetings and dedications. The event is visited by 72 thousand visitors every year.

PBFA: Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds, UK Apr 1, 2023
The fair is held on a Saturday when the region’s largest traditional outdoor market takes over the streets, so there’s plenty to do and see if you have any time left after perusing the wide range of books, maps and ephemera on offer at the fair.

PBFA: Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk, UK Apr 1, 2023
For more than 30 years, the PBFA has organised book fairs in Bury St. Edmunds. You may anticipate a broad selection of used, out-of-print, and antiquarian books being offered for sale by knowledgeable, seasoned booksellers at this twice-yearly event. Also frequently found are prints, maps, and ephemera. Collectible children’s books, architecture, natural history, topography, illustrated books, regional history, and art books are a few of the topics that will be found there.

PBFA: Sherborne Book Fair

Sherborne, UK Apr 1, 2023
The Sherborne Book Fair has been a feature of life in this delightful Dorset town for over 40 years. The fair attracts booksellers from all over the west country offering a great selection of second-hand and antiquarian books on all subjects.

BuchPassion Cologne

Cologne, Germany Apr 3, 2023
The BuchPassion fair is the first independent book signing event in Germany. Authors and publishers present a selection of fantasy, detective stories, and romance genres and connect with their readers in person. The event ends with an exclusive dinner that is reserved for authors and networking activities.

BuchPassion Bremen

Bremen, Germany Apr 3, 2023
The BuchPassion fair is the first independent book signing event in Germany. Authors and publishers present a selection of fantasy, detective stories, and romance genres and connect with their readers in person. The event ends with an exclusive dinner that is reserved for authors and networking activities.

Singapore Art Book Fair

Singapore Apr 7-9, 2023
The Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) is an annual multi-day event celebrating contemporary art books and zines. Founded in 2013, it was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and has now established itself as one of the leading art book fairs in Asia. Each edition showcases the innovative approaches of exhibitors from Singapore and around the world, including artists, designers, distributors, small presses, institutions, galleries, zinemakers, and printmakers. Free and open to the public, the fair draws thousands of visitors each year, with more than 6,000 over one weekend in the recent 2022 edition.

PBFA: Bakewll Book Fair

Bakewll, UK Apr 8, 2023
The largest book fair in the Peak District of Derbyshire will be the Bakewll Book Fair. It will have around 30 dealers in attendance.

Quebec International Book Fair

Québec, Canada Apr 12-16, 2023
The Quebec International Book Fair offers publishers, illustrators, cartoonists, and authors opportunities for book signings, poetry readings, and round-tables. There will be a display of products like comics, chitrakatha, novels, graphics, merchandise, toys, games, films, animation, etc.

London Book Fair

London, UK Apr 18-20, 2023
The London Book Fair features a wide range of activities like conferences, Insights Seminar Programme, awards, Charity of the Year, and more. The features are carefully curated to showcase informative and inspiring content across all its forms in the publishing industry. Awards are also presented to highlight the exemplary work of organizations from within the industry. Gathering people together and creating the perfect space to make connections is what it’s all about.

Eurasian International Book Fair

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Apr 19-23, 2023
The Eurasian International Book Fair is the largest cultural and educational event in the Eurasian space aimed to unite professionals of publishing and related business from countries of Europe and Asia in one intelligent platform.

Sidney LitFest

Sidney, Canada Apr 20-22, 2023
The Sidney LitFest presents authors who will engage book lovers with readings from their works, panel discussions, conversations, and writing workshops. There will also be music and drinks.

Hexham Book Festival

Hexham, UK Apr 21-30, 2023
The annual Hexham Book Festival presents bestselling writers, thinkers, politicians, journalists, broadcasters, and up-and-coming writers and writers from the North-East region. The festival is supported by numerous local businesses and private sponsors with outreach projects benefiting from Trusts and Foundations’ support.sponsors.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, US Apr 22-23, 2023
Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. Now in its 27th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States.

PBFA: Oxford Premier Fair

Oxford, UK Apr 22-23, 2023
With almost 100 dealers offering tens of thousands of rare, collectable and second-hand books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera, the Oxford Book Fair frequently attracts the attention of both local and national press.

Leipzig Book Fair

Leipzig, Germany Apr 27-30, 2023
Leipzig Book Fair is the most important get-together in the spring for the book and media industry, connecting readers with authors, publishers, and media companies from Germany and around the world. They all visit Leipzig to experience a diversity of literature, discover innovations, and gain new perspectives. It presents the spring’s new releases, current themes, and trends. Also, it exhibits novelties from Central and Eastern Europe in addition to new German-language literature.

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Sonoma, US Apr 28-30, 2023
The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival brings people together to hear authors from a variety of liter­ary genres, and speakers who discuss advances being made in science, technology, and medicine. At a time when the art of listening seems to be disappearing, the need for civil discourse has never been greater. With so many voices vying for your attention, people are receptive to well-informed speakers and eager for thoughtful conversation and discussion of ideas.

Foire Internationale du Livre de Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia Apr 28-May 7, 2023
The Tunis International Book Fair is an annual cultural event organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation, which is held at Kram Exhibition center. A leading event among cultural events in Tunisia, and one of the most important book fairs in the continent, it is accompanied by a multitude of intellectual and artistic activities.

Annapolis Book Festival

Maryland, US Apr 29, 2023
The Annapolis Book Festival is a free premier community event with more than 3,000 people attending annually. The festival celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. In its eighteenth year, they present nationally renowned authors to discuss their books and the craft of writing in the Key School in Annapolis, MD. It also features children’s activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.

Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival

California, US Apr 29, 2023
The Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival features panels, book signings, food trucks, over 60 authors and presenters including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable TV, film, video game, and comic creators.

PBFA: Norwich Book Fair

Norwich, UK Apr 29, 2023
The Norwich Book Fair is held in the Forum building of the Millennium Library in the centre of the beautiful medieval city. The PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA: Devizes Book Fair

Devizes, UK Apr 29, 2023
The book fair takes place in the historical Corn Exchange in the middle of town. The PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.
In this fair, you will surely find a little something for yourself or a loved one. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Ontario, Canada Apr 30-May 6, 2023
The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates Canadian and international authors every year at its flagship festival in May. Festival events include panels, discussions, workshops, and interactive events that allow guests from across Canada and around the world to participate in the festival.

Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley, US May 6-7, 2023
In this book fair, authors will come from all over the world: from the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Europe—not to mention dozens of authors from throughout the United States and from right there in the Bay Area. They bring the world—and its best contemporary literature—to Berkeley.

Guernsey Literary Festival

Guernsey, Channel Islands May 10-14, 2023
The Guernsey Literary Festival brings some of the world’s greatest writers, speakers and thinkers to Guernsey. With events for all interests and ages, the festival is a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate the written word. The festival attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, from literature to politics, from history to sport, from the environment to food, from biography to travel. They also organise a full education and community programme, together with workshops for local writers with renowned visiting authors.

Prague International Book Fair

Prague, Czech Republic May 11-14, 2023
Book World Prague features numerous programs for visitors: professional seminars and conferences, meetings with writers, author readings, presentations by publishers, and awards ceremonies for outstanding publishing and creative achievements.

PBFA: Darlington Book Fair

Darlington, UK May 13, 2023
A small and friendly book fair offering secondhand and antiquarian books, maps, posters, prints and ephemera in the large market town in County Durham.

Mainzer Minipressen-Messe

Mayence, Germany May 18-21, 2023
The Mainzer Minipressen is an event for nearly 260 exhibitors from more than 10 countries and 5000 visitors form the largest marketplace in Europe for books by small publishers and for private presses.

Melbourne Art Book Fair

Melbourne, Australia May 18-28, 2023
The Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF) will return in 2023 from 18 – 28 May, shifting its dates in line with Melbourne Design Week. Since 2015, MABF has brought together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best publications across Melbourne and Victoria

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, US May 20, 2023
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Since its inception in 2010, the fair’s mission was to foster an interest in reading, writing, and literary conversation. The Gaithersburg Book Festival always attracts hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting.
This is one of the largest premier antiquarian book fairs featuring more than 100 UK and international booksellers showcasing rare books, maps, prints, ephemera, collector items and more to suit all pockets! There will be a range of specialisms, from Modern First Editions, Children’s Literature, History, Travel, Sport, Religion to name but a few!

Imaginarium Book Festival

Washington, US May 20-21, 2023
Imaginarium Book Festival (IBF) is a book festival for all kinds of readers, where incredible worlds can be discovered and explored. Its goal is to bring together authors and readers who share a love for the fantastical. Whether you are a newcomer to the SFF and paranormal genres, or a longtime fan, you’re sure to find the story that makes you feel at home.

PBFA: Stamford Book Fair

Stamford, UK May 27, 2023
The fair offers great selection of books and ephemera to delight all book lovers and collectors! As usual a range of specialisms will be on sale.
In this fair, you will surely find a little something for yourself or a loved one. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

PBFA: Lincoln Book Fair

Lincoln, UK Jun 4, 2023
This popular fair is now well established in Lincoln and attracts up to twenty dealers from around the country. They usually have some Lincolnshire authors, publishers and photographers as well.

Istanbul International Literature Festival

Istanbul, Turkey Jun 2-9, 2023
Istanbul International Literature Festival aims to position literature as an art branch that appeals to large audiences. Being a meeting point for writers, publishers, agencies, translators, journalists, literary fund managers, literary festival coordinators and everyone in the publishing industry, it reinforces its feature of being a meeting point with the Professional Meetings Fellowship Program, and is an international platform that enables writers and publishers to cooperate with foreign publishers, editors, translators and writers. creates a platform.

Reader & Author Get Together

Ohio, US Jun 7-10, 2023
The RAGT is a fan-friendly event meant for readers, and open to everyone, readers, authors, and industry alike, in different ratios! However, in the process, the event also raises funds for many local causes. The incredible raffles garner thousands, and each year Lori Foster puts out a novella with proceeds earmarked for direct donation. Combined, the event and the novella go to benefit very worthwhile local charities.

Books By The Beach

Scarborough, UK Jun 10-11, 2023
The “Books By the Beach” brings you the bestselling authors to Scarborough from all diverse genres for everyone to enjoy.

PBFA: Edinburgh Book Fair

Edinburgh, UK Jun 10, 2023
The one-day Edinburgh fair is now being held at the Augustine Church Hall, where book dealers will be offering antiquarian and secondhand books, maps, and other printed material.

Antiquaria

Ludwigsburg, Germany Jun 15-17, 2023
The Antiquaria in Ludwigshafen offers visitors of all age groups and professionals a welcoming and festive opportunity to meet and exchange around a common passion: books, autographs, and graphics.

Nantucket Book Festival

Nantucket, US Jun 15-18, 2023
The Nantucket Book Festival features award-winning authors from around the world, representing genres of fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir.

Borders Book Festival

Melrose, UK Jun 15-18, 2023
The Borders Book Festival is a free entry event with more than 100 events for all ages. The festival has grown over the years to be more than just books. Discover health and wellbeing classes and drop-in sessions, film, opera, comedy, workshops, youth theatre, and fine food and drink from the Borders and Scotland in the Orchard.

Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair

Stuttgart, Germany Jun 16-18, 2023
Germany’s leading annual rare book fair brings together each year local and international booksellers. The Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest fair for antiquarian booksellers and autograph and print dealers in Germany. It is where antiquarians offer first editions, manuscripts, and letters from the respective authors.

Wild Deadwoods Reads

South Dakota, US Jun 17, 2023
This multi-author, multi-genre Book Fair is just one of the exciting events happening next June. There’s Wild Bill’s Days going on right in town, a basket raffle to support a local nonprofit organization, Breakfast With the Authors, a fun evening enjoying libations while listening to authors reading their favorite scenes from their books, and much more. Join them for a Legendary weekend!

PBFA: Scottish Borders

Melrose, UK Jun 17, 2023
PBFA book dealers will be offering a range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, ephemera, maps and prints for sale, from the modest to the highly collectable.

PBFA: Northampton Book Fair

Northampton, UK Jun 17, 2023
The fair is now being held at The St Thomas Centre at Northampton Cathedral, and up to 20 book dealers selling second-hand and antiquarian books, maps, prints and much more, will be there.

PBFA: Abergavenny Book Fair

Abergavenny, Wales Jun 24, 2023
In the Abergavenny Book Fair, the PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps, and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.
In this book fair, you will surely find a little something for yourself or a loved one. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

Sleuthfest Book Fair

Florida, US Jul 6-9, 2023
SleuthFest is an annual conference for writers and fans of mysteries, thrillers, & crime fiction. The festival is filled with workshops, craft talks, panels, and forensic classes.
The new two-day Premier book fair at Brockholes Nature Reserve at Samlesbury near Preston will have forty PBFA members who will be offering vintage, antiquarian, and second-hand books, and other printed material for sale.

Metrocon Book Fair

Tampa, US Jul 14-16, 2023
Metrocon is an anime convention featuring celebrity guests and exhibitors. It offers a full experience of anime, artist alley, autograph sessions, contests, panels, Cosplay, video games, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and more at the Tampa Convention Center every summer, with a focus on their roots—anime and video games.

Hong Kong Book Fair

Hong Kong, China Jul 19-25, 2023
Book fair information will be added soon.

San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego, United States of Amercia Jul 20-23, 2023
Originally showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, Comic Con has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, Western animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. In addition to drawing huge crowds, the event holds several Guinness World Records including the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world.

PBFA: Hay-on-Wye – New fair

Powys, Wales Jul 22, 2023
The second new book fair of the year is being held at Hay Castle in the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Antiquarian and second-hand books, maps, and other printed matter will be offered for sale by our members.

PBFA: Ilkley Book Fair

Ilkley, UK Jul 28-29, 2023
The Ilkley Book Fair is a long running and friendly event. The PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA: Glamis Book Fair

Glamis, Scotland Aug 5, 2023
The PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA: Ballater Book Fair

Ballater, Scotland Aug 6, 2023
The PDFA members display a wide variety of books, both second-hand and antiquarian, and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA: Topsham Book Fair

Topsham, UK Aug 6, 2023
The Topsham Book Fair, formerly the Exeter Book Fair, is located in the pleasant historic seaport of Topsham and is now the only PBFA book fair in Devon. It is held three times a year – in January, August and November – and regularly attracts a good number of traders who fill the hall.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh, UK Aug 12-28, 2023
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature, and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events.

PBFA: Bakewell Book Fair

Bakewell , UK Aug 12, 2023
Welcome to the second Bakewell fair of the year, with around 30 dealers in attendance. Everyone welcome including children and pets. Easy disabled access throughout. Cafe refreshments available.

PBFA: Wilton Book Fair

Wilton, UK Aug 20, 2023
The Wilton Book Fair offers a wide variety of books, both second-hand, rare and antiquarian, and often with maps prints and ephemera. A lovely day out in a lovely part of the world.

PBFA: Stratford upon Avon

England, UK Aug 26, 2023
There will be around 20 dealers exhibiting a selection of their secondhand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints and more, to suit all pockets.

Bouchercon Murder At The Marina

San Diego, United States Aug 30-Sep 3, 2023
Bouchercon® is the annual world mystery convention where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a 4-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun!

Bienal do Livro Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sep 1-10, 2023
The Bienal do Livro Rio is the biggest literary event in Brazil. It is an opportunity for readers to meet their idols. For ten days, the festival will feature topics on culture, literature, and education. There will be debates, interviews, in addition to cultural activities that promote reading. Attractive, varied, and dynamic, the Rio Book Biennial is fun for the whole family!

Printers Row Lit Fest

Chicago, US Sep 9-10, 2023
The Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, is a community-based celebration for book lovers presented by the not-for-profit Near South Planning Board. More than 100,000 visitors are expected over the two-day festival, which will feature carefully selected offerings from over 100 booksellers; everything from the tattered to the rare to ‘hot off the press,’ newly published works.

Read My World Festival

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sep 14-16, 2023
Going beyond the commonplace, Read My World explores the boundaries between literature and journalism, between here and there, and draws attention to everything in between. It is a leading platform for the written and spoken word from all over the world. They create a space where everyone in the reading world can connect together; writers and storytellers, readers and listeners, publishers and translators.

York Book National Fair

Yorkshire, UK Sep 15-16, 2023
The York Fair, which began in 1974, features over 220 of this country’s leading booksellers. The fair offers a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, and prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year, several dealers from overseas are welcome as well. You will find books over 500 years old, to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between.

Appledore Book Festival

England, UK Sep 15-23, 2023
Appledore Book Festival has established itself as one of the UK’s most highly regarded literary festivals. Welcoming world-class renowned authors, newcomers and local authors, it ensures there is something for everyone.

Bloody Scotland Fair

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Sep 15-17, 2023
Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It’s a place for crime writers new and established. In the event readers can hang out with their favourite crime writers, enjoy entertaining as well as informative events during a weekend in September, covering a range of criminal subjects from fictional forensics, psychological thrillers, tartan noir, cosy crime and many more.

International Dublin Writers’ Festival

Dublin, Ireland Sep 15-17, 2023
Since 2015 they have welcomed writers each year to learn, network and improve their craft. Their mission is to help writers excel and to provide opportunities for writers to network, enjoy Dublin, and learn from key industry professionals.

Kansas Book Festival

Kansas, US Sep 16, 2023
Book fair information will be added soon.

Harbor Springs Festival Of The Book

Michigan, US Sep 22-24, 2023
The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and the literary craft. It features nationally published authors and illustrators across eight genres. Most of the festival sessions are held in venues in downtown Harbor Springs and are free to the public.

PBFA: St Ives – Provisional

Cornwall, UK Sep 22-23, 2023
The St Ives fair is once again being held in the famous Porthmeor Artist Studios overlooking Porthmeor beach. The fair takes place over the last 2 days of the St Ives September Festival and the dozen or so exhibitors will be bringing a wide range of books, with many art and Cornish titles.

PBFA: Stamford Book Fair

Stamford, UK Sep 30, 2023
Great selection of books and ephemera to delight all book lovers and collectors! There will also be a range of specialisms on sale.

Morristown Festival of Books

Morristown, US Oct 6-7, 2023
Book festivals happen all over the world and can take many shapes and sizes. Their particular festival is wonderfully unique. A two-day event that takes place in the autumn, it features in-person talks by world-class authors across every genre for all ages. The opening night is a ticketed Keynote Event featuring an amazing headline speaker. The Main Festival and KidFest take place on Saturday, rain or shine, at beautiful, historic locations in the heart of historic downtown Morristown, NJ. All events are open to the public and, aside from select ticketed talks, are free of charge.

Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair

Sunnyvale, US Oct 8-9, 2023
The Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair is a family-friendly book fair to meet authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, and educational programs, all in one location. Superstars from literature come to life meeting and greeting attendees. Storytellers entertain the audience, reading from their books and children’s classics all day.

New York Comic Con

New York, United states of Amercia Oct 12-15, 2023
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Their show is where you can feel unafraid to geek out, where you’re accepted and embraced for being yourself. It plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, television, panels and screenings. The super fans behind New York Comic Con put the greatest minds, in-demand celebrities, and incredible content in front of you in a unique way. You’ll only get to experience these once-in-a-lifetime events at NYCC.

Mersin CNR Book Fair

Mersin, Turkey Oct 14-22, 2023
The 7th edition of Mersin CNR Book Fair will host more than 500 signature days for nine days, as well as panels and interviews. The fair, which is expected to be visited by over 150 thousand book lovers, will be the most important cultural event in the region.

PBFA: Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds, UK Oct 14, 2023
The fair is held on a Saturday when the region’s largest traditional outdoor market takes over the streets, so there’s plenty to do and see if you have any time left after perusing the wide range of books, maps, and ephemera on offer at the fair.

PBFA: Sherborne Book Fair

Sherborne, UK Oct 14, 2023
The Sherborne Book Fair has been a feature of life in this delightful Dorset town for over 40 years. The fair attracts booksellers from all over the west country offering a great selection of second-hand and antiquarian books on all subjects.

Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt, Germany Oct 18-22, 2023
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 was a great success for both trade visitors and the general public. Now it’s time to get excited about Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023, because there’s something special to celebrate. Next October, the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse will take place. That’s 75 times a business platform, 75 times a cultural festival, 75 times an innovation hub and 75 times a place for media and culture stars. Make sure you’re there!

Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt, Germany Oct 18-22, 2023
Every year The Buchmesse Frankfurt holds the Frankfurt Book Fair where writers, publishers, agents, as well as movie production houses meet up with partners from the technology and creative industries to exchange ideas, be inspired, try out new technologies and cultivate contacts. It’s also where fans of renowned authors can meet and enjoy close encounters with their idols.

PBFA: Oxford – new fair

Oxford, UK Oct 21, 2023
A one-day fair, and it will feature a large number of dealers offering rare, collectable and second-hand books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera. These book dealers will have travelled from different parts of the country and will have something to suit everyone at prices starting from £2 up to the £1000’s.

Helsingin Kirjamessut

Helsinki, Finland. Oct 26-29, 2023
Helsinki Book Fair offers four days of new reads, discussions, and chances to meet writers and lovers of literature. Part of the fair programme is also available online. Helsinki Book Fair is a cultural forum of national significance that brings writers, politicians, artists and experts together to discuss major phenomena of our time. Freedom of speech, tolerance, and respect for human rights are some of the most important values of the fair.

PBFA: Dublin Book Fair

Dublin, UK Oct 28-29, 2023
The Dublin Book fair displays products like antiquarian books, children’s books, sports books, publications and journals, magazines, old books, international books, art books, science fiction and fantasy, and much more. Full disabled facilities available.

PBFA: Brighton Book Fair

Brighton, UK Oct 28, 2023
Their professional dealers will be bringing thousands of old books, maps, manuscripts and more to the fair. All the items are properly described and authentic.

Chelsea Rare Book Fair

London, UK Nov 3-4, 2023
This year marks the 30th edition of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s annual Chelsea Rare Book Fair. Held annually in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, this lively Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in rare books, first editions, maps, prints, manuscripts and ephemera from all over the world.

PBFA: Devizes Book Fair

Devizes, UK Nov 4, 2023
This book fair takes place in the historical Corn Exchange in the middle of town. The PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA: London Autumn Book Fair

London, UK Nov 5, 2023
There will be books and other items across a myriad of subjects and genres – secondhand, rare and unusual – priced to suit every pocket.
The Northern Illustrated, Children’s & Detective Fiction Book Fair provides an opportunity for serious collectors as well as general collectors of all three areas. A great day out for all the family. Right before Christmas, a great opportunity to find that gift.

PBFA: Edinburgh Book Fair

Edinburgh, UK Nov 11, 2023
The one-day Edinburgh fairs are now being held at the Augustine Church Hall, where book dealers will be offering antiquarian and secondhand books, maps, and other printed material.

PBFA: Edgbaston Book Fair

Birmingham, UK Nov 18, 2023
This book fair takes place in the historical Corn Exchange in the middle of town. The PDFA members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. Their Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA: Topsham Book Fair

Topsham, UK Nov 26, 2023
The Topsham Book Fair, formerly the Exeter Book Fair, is located in the pleasant historic seaport of Topsham and is now the only PBFA book fair in Devon. It is held three times a year – in January, August and November – and regularly attracts a good number of traders who fill the hall.

PBFA: London Christmas Book Fair

London, UK Dec 2, 2023
The marvellous PBFA Christmas Book Fair is a must for book lovers, collectors, and gift buyers alike! Thousands of second-hand books, rare manuscripts, vintage prints and posters, original artworks, and ephemera will be on offer from some of the best independent sellers across the country.

PBFA: Winter Market Harborough

Leicestershire, UK Dec 30, 2023
This popular book fair is held in the centre of this Leicestershire market town, with over 20 book dealers selling second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints and ephemera.

Whether you are a book addict or you just love to be surrounded by books and meet like-minded readers, you can find in our 2023 international book fairs one that is going to satisfy your book cravings

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3 Comments

  • Mr. Pineapple

    January 4, 2023

    Well done with your summary.

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  • Marcia de Paula

    January 10, 2023

    Congratulation for this good service informing all available fairs, but I think the European Fair on April 24th is missing.

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  • dave henderson

    January 27, 2023

    Thanks for taking the time to put this list together, much appreciated ♥

    Reply

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