The 2024 International Book Fairs Calendar

What is one thing a bibliophile loves more than books? Loads and loads of books! Our favorite place to be is an expansive book fair, where readers, authors, and publishers gather over one mutual passion. And the best part is that you will come away with new, exciting reads to immerse yourself in.

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Book fairs are a treat for the senses. The scent of fresh books, the sound of turning pages, and the sight of vibrant book covers—it’s enough to make any book lover’s pulse quicken. And then there are the books themselves! From the newest bestsellers to hard-to-find titles, there’s something for everyone at a book fair.

To find the best book fairs to attend in 2024, check out our list below.

PBFA: Online Book Fair

England, UK Jan 1, 2024
Welcome to the first Online Book Fair of 2024. Now that their ‘real’ book fairs are well and truly back, the Online Fairs are changing to quarterly rather than monthly. They hope you will find a little something of interest. A wide range of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books, maps, prints, posters, manuscripts and ephemera will be available at prices to suit all.

Çukurova Book Fair

Adana, Turkey Jan 13-21, 2024
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.

Chennai International Book Fair

Chennai, India Jan 16-18, 2024
Following the highly successful Chennai International Book Fair 2023, Tamil Nadu is now prepared to hold its second edition of CIBF. Attracted by over 30 countries and hundreds of publishers, CIBF has cemented its place amongst international book fairs. t is an event organized by the Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation and Educational Services, an enterprise of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The theme for CIBF this year will be “Writing: from Pots to Bots”.

International Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata, India Jan 18-Feb 31, 2024
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.

Cairo International Book Fair

Cairo, Egypt Jan 24-Feb 6, 2024
Join the largest gathering of publishing houses in Cairo International book fair, the 55th session, which is one of the largest book fairs in the Middle East. It’s visited by about 2 million people annually.

Angoulême International Comic Books Festival

Angouleme, France Jan 25-28, 2024
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.

Antiquaria

Ludwigsburg, Germany Jan 25-27, 2024
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.

Sunshine State Book Festival

Florida, USA Jan 26-27, 2024
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.

Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair

Stuttgart, Germany Jan 26-28, 2024
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.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

California, USA Jan 31-Feb 2, 2024
The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of the time — “Coachella for the brain.”

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai, UAE Jan 31-Feb 6, 2024
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.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur, India Feb 1-5, 2024
The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur. 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.

The African American Children’s Book Fair

Philadelphia, USA Feb 3, 2024
The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest single-day events for African-American children’s books in the country, with an average yearly attendance of more than 3,500. The event features nationally known bestselling authors/illustrators. Many of them have won some of the most prestigious American Library Association awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award. The event is packed with activities that promote the power and joy of reading. There will be presentations and book signings by authors and illustrators. The Literary Row will distribute book-related promotional materials free of charge. Their Educator’s Book Giveaway will also distribute brand new books to teachers for use in their classrooms and school libraries. Besides, there will be a wide selection of affordable literature available to purchase.

Codex: Biennial Book Art Fair

California, USA Feb 4-7, 2024
The fair & symposium endeavors to bring to the attention of the public the importance and value of the book arts and their essential role in transmitting cultural history. This event supports and facilitates collaboration across the globe between artists, scholars, curators, and collectors in the production and preservation of meaningful scholarly and artistic contributions to the book arts field.

The AWP Conference & Bookfair

Washington, USA Feb 7-10, 2024
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.

Havana Book Fair

Havana, Cuba Feb 9-16, 2024
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.

Lifeline Canberra: EPIC Bookfair

Canberra, Australia Feb 9-11, 2024
Their bookfair is one of the largest gathering of book lovers in Canberra. hey have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also find magazines and pamphlets, sheet music, comics, maps and atlases, talking books, records and CDs, DVDs, games and jigsaws.

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Abu Dhabi, UAE Feb 9-11, 2024
The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the first and largest popular culture festival in the region is returning for its 12th edition, promising an even bigger spectacle than its highly successful 2023 event at ADNEC that attracted over 45,000 fans over 3 Days.
The California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco in 2024! This three-day event features fine and rare materials from around the globe, including manuscripts, first editions, illustrated books, ephemera, maps and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on a vast array of topics.

New Delhi World Book Fair

New Delhi, India Feb 10-18, 2024
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.

Savannah Book Festival

Georgia, USA Feb 15-18, 2024
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.

Taipei International Book Exhibition

Taipei, Taiwan Feb 20-25, 2024
TIBE is a leading book fair that showcases the Asian market. It features over 364 publishing houses, 31 countries, and 61 professional rights meetings. 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.

The Muscat International Book Fair

Muscat, Oman Feb 21-Mar 2, 2024
According to the Arab Publishers Union, the Muscat International Book Fair is among the best 10 book fairs at the Arab level and one of the top three fairs at the Gulf level in terms of the number of visitors and publishers. Over 650 publishing houses from 27 Arab and foreign countries are taking part in the fair.

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

Florida, USA Feb 22-24, 2024
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. Moreover, there’s something for every reader’s indulgence.

Vilnius Book Fair

Vilnius, Lithuania Feb 22-25, 2024
The always lively and bustling Young Readers’ Book Hall will delight visitors with both the abundance of new books at the publishers’ stands, and the variety of creative activities and stage events. The hall will feature the LIBRARY OPEN created by Lithuanian librarians, famous children’s authors will invite guests to workshops in the CREATIVE SPACE WITHOUT FORMULAS, and the work of well-known book illustrators from Lithuania and abroad will be presented in the BOOK COUNTRY creative studio.

Latvian Book Fair

Riga, Latvia Feb 23-25, 2024
From 23 to 25 February, 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.

Williamsburg Book Festival

Williamsburg, USA Feb 24, 2024
From children’s books to sports, from romance to self-help, from poetry to historical and contemporary novels, the Williamsburg Book Festival has exceptional offerings from cover to cover.
This Annual Black History Month event was created to celebrate the Power of Black Literature, reinforce the fact that Representation Matters and to proudly Encourage Black Economics. Literacy improves our lives by expanding the capabilities that reduce poverty by increasing the likelihood of success in educational and career endeavors, which have proven to have positive effects on a community’s health and overall quality of life. Literacy empowers and liberates people.

Monroeville Literary Festival

Alabama, USA Mar 1-2, 2024
Join the Monroeville Literary Festival in the courtroom made famous by To Kill a Mockingbird for captivating readings, enlightening discussions, amusing conversations and Monroeville’s famous brand of hospitality. Friends, old and new, are welcomed to discover new authors, celebrate favorite writers and share great times with others who love Southern literature.

Lahore International Book Fair

Lahore, Pakistan Mar 1-5, 2024
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.

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Florida, USA Mar 1-3, 2024
This is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States, and one of the largest in the nation.

Ennis Book Club Festival

Ennis, Ireland Mar 1-3, 2024
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.

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Florida, USA Mar 2, 2024
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, USA Mar 2, 2024
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.

Geneva Book Fair

Geneva, Switzerland Mar 6-10, 2024
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.

Poznań Book Fair

Poznań, Poland Mar 8-10, 2024
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.

Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson, USA Mar 9-10, 2024
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.

Buchmesse im Ried

Bavaria, Germany Mar 9-10, 2024
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.

London Book Fair

London, UK Mar 12-14, 2024
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.

New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University

New Orleans, USA Mar 14-16, 2024
The New Orleans Book Festival, which is held annually, will feature both fiction and nonfiction works. It will host readings, panel discussions, symposia, and keynote speeches. The festival will also provide a venue for publishers, authors, and readers to interact with each other in one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities.

Palm Beach Book Festival

Palm Beach, USA Mar 15-17, 2024
The Palm Beach Book Festival features New York best-selling authors in a nonprofit event for Southern Florida children and adults.

Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair

Tokyo, Japan Mar 15-17, 2024
The Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair is a major event for rare book lovers and collectors in Japan and around the world. It is organized by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Japan (ABAJ). The fair showcases a wide range of antiquarian books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and other related materials from various countries and periods. It also features lectures, exhibitions, and workshops by experts and scholars.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

New Orleans, USA Mar 20-24, 2024
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.

Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia, USA Mar 20-24, 2024
This festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. They have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors.

Leipzig Book Fair

Leipzig, Germany Mar 21-24, 2024
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.

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

Florida, USA Mar 22-23, 2024
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.

Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Pennsylvania, USA Mar 22-24, 2024
The Lehigh Valley Book Festival is a celebration of books and the strong connections they forge – bringing published authors, illustrators, and readers together, through thoughtful, approachable, and inclusive programming. Their mission is based on the notion that reading is for everybody – and that people of all ages and interests can find something to spark their imagination, broaden their perspective, and nourish their spirit in a book.

Brussels Book Fair

Brussels, Belgium Apr 4-7, 2024
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.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

New York, USA Apr 4-7, 2024
This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. The consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. All books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna, Italy Apr 8-11, 2024
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.

Quebec International Book Fair

Québec, Canada Apr 10-14, 2024
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.

Eurasian International Book Fair

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Apr 10-14, 2024
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.

Paris Book Festival

Paris, France Apr 12-14, 2024
Québec will be the guest of honour at the 2024 Paris Book Festival, from April 12 to 14, at the Grand Palais Éphémère. Twenty-five years after Québec’s official presence at the Salon in 1999, Quebec’s literary scene is in full swing. This invitation will allow book lovers to discover established authors and emerging writers.

San Antonio Book Festival

San Antonio, USA Apr 13, 2024
The 12th annual San Antonio Book Festival will return to the Central Library and Southwest School of Art and will feature more than 70 authors. The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater performances, a technology area, interactive play and art stations, and a selection of the city’s famous food trucks.

Bogota International Book Fair

Bogota, Colombia Apr 17-May 2, 2024
This fair represents an important business space and the maximum meeting of the book for the national and international publishing sector, which also promotes and encourages the habit of reading. It is an event that brings together a large group of book professionals, as well as thousands of visitors who love the world of reading. In short, it is an event of reference within the sector, and an almost unmissable event for both professionals in the sector, as well as for lovers of reading.

Unbound Book Festival

Columbia, USA Apr 18-21, 2024
The Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, celebrates literature of all kinds. Nationally recognized and bestselling authors across many genres will come to mid-Missouri to discuss their work and participate in various stimulating events and environments.

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbia, USA Apr 20, 2024
The Ohioana Book Festival is held each spring to celebrate Ohio writers and their books. This year, over 140 authors participate in book signings, panel discussions, children’s readings, and more during the festival. The festival features books by authors, illustrators, publicists, or other publishing professionals from the following genres: fiction, non-fiction, literature (young adult and children’s literature), graphic novels, academic press titles, and more.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, USA Apr 20-21, 2024
Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. Now in its 29th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States.

Guernsey Literary Festival

Guernsey, Channel Islands Apr 23-May 5, 2024
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. It attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, from literature to politics, from history to sport, from the environment to food, and from biography to travel. There is also a full education and community programme, together with workshops for local writers with renowned visiting authors.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, UAE Apr 25-May 5, 2024
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a comprehensive, creative cultural platform that attracts more than 150,000 visitors every year. The fair gives publishers, authors, illustrators and digital-service providers the chance to do business with their counterparts from around the world.

Newburyport Literary Festival

Massachusetts, USA Apr 26-28, 2024
A vibrant community of readers and writers come together each year to bask in the love of reading. A celebration of literature, from fiction to poetry to non-fiction and biography, the festival features author readings, panel discussions, and book signings held in venues across historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. This year, the festival opens at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, hosting authors Peter Orner in conversation with Andre Dubus.

Hexham Book Festival

Hexham, UK Apr 26-May 5, 2024
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.

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Sonoma, USA Apr 26-28, 2024
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.

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Texas, USA Apr 27, 2024
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.

Annapolis Book Festival

Maryland, USA Apr 27, 2024
This Festival will celebrate its 21st year in 2024, bringing nationally renowned authors to the community to discuss their books and the craft of writing and featuring a day filled with children’s activities, live music, food, and a huge used book sale.

Montclair Literary Festival

New Jersy, USA Apr 27-May 4, 2024
The Montclair Literary Festival is a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points of view. Working closely with the Montclair Public Library, Watchung Booksellers and a team of local volunteers, the festival will also generate lasting connections between arts institutions, the schools and the community, benefiting a broad cross-section of participants and attendees.

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Ontario, Canada Apr 28-May 5, 2024
The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates Canadian and international authors every year at its flagship festival. Festival events include panels, discussions, workshops, and interactive events that allow guests from across Canada and around the world to participate in the festival.

Greater St. Louis Book Fair

Ballwin, USA May 2-5, 2024
Greater St. Louis Book Fair sells many rare and collectible books, movies, music, comics, and ephemera. Their inventory includes first editions, limited editions, out-of-print editions, signed copies, and other treasures. You’ll also find hardback, paperback, records, CDs, DVDs, comics, and ephemera.

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Hudson, USA May 4, 2024
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival hosts over 75 authors and illustrators each year since 2009. It aims to create, sustain, and nurture a literacy culture in partnership with their community and schools. Families will meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages.

Thessaloniki Book Fair

Thessaloniki, Greece May 16-19, 2024
The Thessaloniki International Book Fair is widely regarded as Greece’s most significant annual event for book enthusiasts and publishing professionals. People from all over the world visit the TBF every year to keep up with the latest literary trends and attend its various events. The fair boasts an impressive lineup of activities, including themed events, literary meetings, a festival for young writers, a translation festival, workshops, speeches, roundtables, and a teenage and educational corner.

Franschhoek Literary Festival

Cape Town, South Africa May 17-19, 2024
The Franschhoek Literary Festival aims to bring together a broad cross-section of mostly South African English-speaking writers and a few distinguished authors from overseas. It focuses on presenting quality events that inspire and inform, and raise funds for local communities and school libraries. There are also literary and publishers’ dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, wine writers’ prizes, classical music concerts, and much more.

Queen City Book Fair

North Carolina, USA May 18, 2024
The Queen City Book Fair hosts over 20 local authors. They invite all local literary, avid readers, and anyone interested in stimulating literary appetites to join in the latest contribution to literacy! Their local and out-of-town authors are the best around, and they are excited to meet you and discuss their individual works.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, USA May 18, 2024
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 is 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.

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sydney, Australia May 20-26, 2024
The Sydney Writer’s Festival is for readers, writers, and thinkers to share ideas, tell stories, and celebrate literature for a week of 400 fun and enlightening events.

Melbourne Art Book Fair

Melbourne, Australia May 23-Jun 2, 2024
This year, Melbourne Art Book Fair presents the tenth anniversary edition. The annual event celebrates art and design publishing and has been at the forefront of Melbourne’s vibrant printed matter community for ten years.

Book World Prague

Prague, Czech Republic May 23-26, 2024
The long-term program “Das Buch”, a project bringing together German-speaking countries – Germany, Austria and Switzerland, was elected guest of honor. They will present the wealth of contemporary German-language literature across genres such as fiction, comics, children’s literature, philosophy, etc. Their common goal is to cover current topics that reflect the current state of society, the activities and tendencies of German-language literature, as well as topics that reflect the specific ties of the Czech Republic to neighboring countries.

Warsaw International Book Fair

Warsaw, Poland May 23-26, 2024
The WBF Warsaw Book Fair in Warsaw is one of the oldest fairs in Europe. It includes meetings with authors, promotions of books, discussions, concerts, etc. Exhibitors can establish collaborations and exchange experiences. It is also a chance to discuss problems within the Polish book market.

Essex Book Festival

Essex, UK Jun 1-30, 2024
Essex Book Festival is an independent charity based at the University of Essex in Colchester. The festival’s aim is to celebrate the book and storytelling in all its forms with writers and authors, including theatre, visual art, spoken word, politics, science, film, and getting your teeth into some tough conversations.

Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley, USA Jun 1-2, 2024
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.

The Bronx Book Festival

Bronx, USA Jun 5-9, 2024
The Bronx Book Festival promotes literacy and the love for reading and covers a wide range of topics relevant to the Bronx community through panels, workshops, and more with award-winning and bestselling authors, illustrators, and creators. This literacy program seeks to create an interest for reading among young people. All while also promoting reading and writing skills through engaging author visits, reading group guides from publishers, and new books for children.

Reader & Author Get Together

Ohio, USA Jun 5-8, 2024
The RAGT is a fan-friendly event meant for readers, and open to everyone, readers, authors, and industry professionals alike, in different ratios! 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.

Imaginarium Book Festival

Washington, USA Jun 7-8, 2024
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’ll surely find the story that makes you feel at home.

Books By The Beach

Scarborough, UK Jun 7-9, 2024
The Books By the Beach festival brings the bestselling authors to Scarborough from all diverse genres for everyone to enjoy.

Nantucket Book Festival

Nantucket, USA Jun 13-16, 2024
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 13-16, 2024
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 feature 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.

Wild Deadwoods Reads

South Dakota, USA Jun 15, 2024
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!

Brighton Book Festival

Brighton, UK Jun 18-23, 2024
Brighton Book Festival is a series of over 20 events across independent bookshop week to celebrate the power of books with the community. The programme includes activities for children and adults across generations such as a family festival, workshops and poetry nights.

Beijing International Book Fair

Beijing, China Jun 19-23, 2024
The Beijing Book Fair is generally attended by over 30,000 people each year. With publishers, distributors, literary agents, digital media companies, film and production companies and bookstores holding booths to showcase all they have to offer. In addition to that, there are many special treats, from mini-exhibitions, lectures, seminars, salons, book launches, awards and various cultural events.

Bookstock Literary Festival

Vermont, USA Jun 21-23, 2024
Bookstock showcases literary luminaries and cross-cultural voices, including Pulitzer Prize winners, Poets Laureate, National Book Award winners, plus debut and best-selling authors from Vermont and beyond.

Seoul International Book Fair

Seoul, South Korea Jun 26-30, 2024
The Seoul International Book Fair brings together various book industry representatives and publishers from all over the world. The event aims to bring together celebrated authors and their fans in a great literary festival. In addition to books, this event showcases products such as greeting cards, stationery, travel books, maps, globes, business and financial services for retailers, professionals related to security systems, etc. More than 420 exhibiting companies from 40 countries as well as over 350 writers and authors participate in the SIBF.

Hong Kong Book Fair

Hong Kong, China Jul 17-23, 2024
Hong Kong Book Fair is an international book fair that has established itself as a platform for cultural exchange.

Payson Book Festival

Payson, USA 20-Jul-24
The Payson Book Festival is brought to you by the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers (APW) and Majestic Rim Retirement Living. It features appearances by authors from Rim Country and around Arizona. The book festival also features book signings and booksellers, projects for the kids, presentations, live music, and food available in the hotel and casino premises.

San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego, USA Jul 24-28, 2024
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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh, UK Aug 10-26, 2024
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.

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair

Colorado, USA Aug 17-18, 2024
RMABA is an organization of used and rare book, map, and ephemera dealers in the Rocky Mountain West dedicated to stimulating book and paper collecting, promoting ethical trade in all areas of the business, and providing educational opportunities and outreach to the public in the field of collecting.

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Washington, USA Aug 24, 2024
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together bestselling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities.

Helsinki Comics Festival

Helsinki, Finland Aug 31-Sep 1, 2024
Since 1979 the Finnish Comics Association has been organizing the Helsinki Comics Festival. This year’s event offers public interviews, panel discussions, performances, workshops, and sales outlets for invited publishers to larger publishers and small magazine authors. In 40 years, the number of visitors has grown from about a thousand to 11,000–20,000 per year.

Festivaletteratura

Mantua, Italy Sep 4-8, 2024
Festivaletteratura is one of Italy’s most anticipated annual events. Since its inception in 1997, this five-day festival of gatherings with authors, readings, guided tours, performances and concerts has seen artists come from all four corners of the globe to come together in Mantua, getting first-hand experience of the truly unforgettable festive atmosphere.

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

North Carolina, USA Sep 5-7, 2024
The mission of this book festival is to bring together, in small, intimate settings, authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners, and learners. It is a festival of readers who appreciate discussing the ideas in literature.

Bienal do Livro

São Paolo, Brazil Sep 6-15, 2024
Considered as one of the most relevant events in the Brazilian publishing market, the São Paulo Book Fair gathers the main publishing houses, book distributors and book releases in Brazil. The fair encourages literature, culture and education. There you will have the chance to learn, meet authors, make dreams come true, find new books, make new friends and, expand the way you think and act.

York Book National Fair

Yorkshire, UK Sep 13-14, 2024
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 everythinh from books over 500 years old to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between.

Appledore Book Festival

England, UK Sep 13-22, 2024
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, UK Sep 13-15, 2024
Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It’s a place for crime writers new and established. In this 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.

Jersy Festival of Words

St Helier, Jersey Sep 15-24, 2024
This literary event promotes a love of the written and spoken word across their community in a variety of styles and settings, as well as welcoming internationally-renowned authors to their beautiful island.

International Dublin Writers’ Festival

Dublin, Ireland Sep 20-22, 2024
Since 2015, this festival has 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.

Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Kentucky, USA 21-Sep-24
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.

International Book Festival Budapest

Budapest, Hungary Sep 26-29, 2024
International Book Festival Budapest is a major event in the international book world and a professional and cultural forum in the region. You’ll find readings, literary evenings, featuring outstanding representatives of world literature and domestic intellectual life (nearly 100 renowned artists from 25 countries, 400 Hungarian and foreign Hungarian writers, scholars, artists), book premieres, art book presentations, round-tables, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, film screenings and more.

Goteborg Book Fair

Gothenburg, Sweden Sep 26-29, 2024
The Gothenburg Book Fair is an annual event held in Gothenburg, Sweden. It started primarily as a trade fair for librarians and teachers, but is now the largest literary festival in Scandinavia and the second largest book fair in Europe after the Frankfurt Book Fair. It has around 100,000 visitors and 900 exhibitors annually.

Harbor Springs Festival Of The Book

Michigan, USA Sep 27-29, 2024
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.

Kansas Book Festival

Kansas, USA 28-Sep-24
The 2024 Festival will bring an amazing line up of 50 authors. Their presentations cover fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s fiction. The festival will also feature outdoor performances, a book-art exhibit, food trucks, and exhibitor tents with 35 publishers, nonprofits, and individual authors.

Turku International Book Fair

Turku, Finland Oct 4-6, 2024
This fair offers dozens of interesting discussions on topical themes and truly unique encounters with authors. There are numerous publishing houses present as well as the leading organisations and operators in the field. The Turku Book Fair is a cosy meeting place for the book industry with a chance to do business, too!

Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt, Germany Oct 16-20, 2024
For the 75th time, Frankfurter Buchmesse opened its doors in October to celebrate exciting stories and their authors. This year’s Guest of Honour, Slovenia, presented itself not only as an attractive destination for travel, but also a country with a long-standing literary tradition. Frankfurter Buchmesse is your place to gain valuable industry insights from top-class publishing experts as part of a professional programme at Frankfurt Studio and many other venues.

New York Comic Con

New York, USA Oct 17-20, 2024
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.

Morristown Festival of Books

Morristown, USA Oct 18-19, 2024
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.

Helsingin Kirjamessut

Helsinki, Finland Oct 24-27, 2024
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.

Chelsea Rare Book Fair

London, UK Nov 1-2, 2024
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Rare Book Fair, held annually in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in rare books, first editions, maps, prints, manuscripts and ephemera from all over the world.

Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair

Sunnyvale, USA Nov 2-3, 2024
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.

Interliber

Zagreb, Croatia Nov 12-17, 2024
The Interliber is the largest Croatian trade fair for books and teaching appliances. Representatives from book publishing and multimedia companies from all over the world come to the Interliber in order to present their products to the general public. It offers numerous interesting presentation of books and educational programs, awards, and workshops.

Buch Wein Literary Festival

Vienna, Austria Nov 20-24, 2024
Buch Vienna is the largest literary festival in Austria. It is an extensive program for adults, adolescents and children. There will be an exhibition of the classic of children The Little Polar Bear. It will exhibit products and services that will include different publication houses, libraries, printing press, software companies, latest technologies and animation and illustration companies.

There’s nothing quite like a book fair for book lovers to come together and appreciate a good read or two. No matter where you are in the world, you will likely find an exciting book fair to attend this year, and maybe even meet some of your favorite authors!

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    January 12, 2024

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