Exciting International Book Fairs Happening in 2021

There’s no question that the year 2020 has been an unprecedented one in terms of a global pandemic altering millions of plans and even entire lives. It left the world in a state of anxious confusion, but sometimes, you can’t help but wish for the best. Maybe, just maybe, things will go well, and we can finally go back to doing the things we used to enjoy. Things such as attending international book fairs from all around the globe.

international book fairs

The haze of uncertainty from last year has driven a lot of the fairs to have a
contingency plan in case things go bad. Some of our beloved fairs have postponed their events to a later time. Others have been cancelled or even discontinued. Then there are many that decided to proceed with caution, whether by implementing new rules or limited attendances. Or by hosting most of their events online. No matter what, it’s a good thing for us bibliophiles to know that there’s still a way for us to enjoy our favorite time of year!

Amid the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, the Getman’s Quickie 12 Hour Book
Fair built a virtual book fair for you to peruse book dealers, collectors, and institutions. In their
virtual fairs, you will be transported to a simpler time when paper was the medium to satisfy your
thirst for intellectual and creative stimulation.

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

Florida, US
Jan 8-9, 2021

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.

The Black Ink Book Festival will feature The New York Times
bestselling author Kwame Mbalia in 2021. It will also highlight up to 60 black authors, panels,
workshops, and programs with the help of 10 sponsors and Black Ink supporters. The event entrance is
free for visitors.

Hexham Book
Festival

Hexham, UK
21-Jan-21

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.

ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Chicago, US
Jan 22-25, 2021

Visitors and readers will have an opportunity to virtually walk
through the Exhibit Hall before the full conference kicks off. Participate in the day’s offerings,
including a morning “Coffee Talk” with authors; exhibitor educational sessions; presentations from
notable authors; and a Happy Hour at the end of the day, perfect for networking and catching up with
friends.

Krithi
International Book Fair

Kerala, India
Jan 22-31, 2021

The 4th Krithi International Book Fair in India presents writers,
authors, and literature enthusiasts. In 2020, 150 publications from international, national, and local
publishers took place intending to promote reading to the younger generations.

Salone della Cultura

Milan, Italy
Jan 23-24, 2021

The Salone della Cultura unites all operators in the world of
books and promotes openness to all artistic expressions, whether represented in writing or other forms
of books. There will be a collection of artist books, photography, sculptures with books, pop-up books,
old books, illuminated books, bestsellers, specialized publishers, second-hand booksellers, and antique
dealers with their unique copies. They will all be uniting the various book communities, readers, and
collectors.

Taipei
International Book Exhibition

Taipei, Taiwan
Jan 26-31, 2021

TIBE is a great chance for visitors to meet international
publishing industry professionals. This year if will be featuring Korea as the guest of honor.

Stratford Upon Avon Book Fair

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
30-Jan-21

There will be around 20 dealers exhibiting in this rather short
book fair. As always, local books will be well represented, but a wide variety of subjects are covered
by the dealers attending. Entry is free.

Sunshine
State Book Festival

Florida, US
30-Jan-21

The Sunshine Book Festival is home to hundreds of writers,
novelists, playwrights, and poets. Festival visitors will be able to virtually “stroll” aisles of
authors’ booths and “meet” the author via a video supplied by the author. Interested readers can browse
books in a booth by clicking on a cover image, then using Amazon’s “Look inside” feature, they can see
the back cover blurb and read a few pages. Afterward, visitors will be exactly positioned to click the
“Buy Now” button.

Havana Book Fair

Havana, Cuba
Feb 5-12, 2021

Havana’s 10-day International Book Fair is a fair typically taking
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.

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. Our 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.

Coastal Magic
Convention

Florida, US
Feb 18-21, 2021

The Coastal Magic is full of virtual events featuring interesting
discussions, fun “meet & greets”, and connect and interact with book-lovers and storytellers.

Paisley Book Festival

Paisley, UK
Feb 18-27, 2021

The Paisley Book Festival is a platform for the celebration of
books, reading, and writing over the course of 10 days. 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. In 2021, the festival will continue to focus on grassroots
rebellion, revolution, and activism, taking into account how the world has changed radically in the last
12 months.

After 42 years, this gem of New York is going virtual! Over 150
dealers from all over the world will be present in Rare and Vintage Books, Ephemera, Posters, Art Books,
Prints, Children’s Books, Manuscripts, Collections, First Editions, Vernacular Photos.

Mersin CNR Book Fair

Mersin, Turkey
Feb 20-28 , 2021

The 6th 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.

Black Writers On
Tour

California, US
20-Feb-21

Black Writers On Tour is a great opportunity for authors and young
writers to gain exposure, attract new readers, and sell books. Tech business owners with products or
services are also welcome to join and gain exposure, acquire new customers, make sales, and expand their
profits.

Brussels Book Fair

Brussels, Belgium
Feb 25-28, 2021

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

Printed Matter Book Fair

New York, US
Feb 25-28, 2021

The Printed Matter Art Book Fair began in 2005 to foster the
distribution, understanding, and celebration of artists’ books and art-related publishing. The fair will
host exhibitors from around the world, featuring various works—from zines and artists’ books to rare and
out of print publications and contemporary art editions. You’ll find a full schedule of the live
programs that have made the event special in the past — discussions, and workshops, interactive book
launches, musical performances, and much more.

Latvian Book Fair

Riga, Latvia
Feb 26-28 ,2021

The Latvian Book Fair is a mix of Latvian and foreign publishing
houses. It will include versatile exhibitions of books, news from publishers, book opening events,
authors’ readings, books at affordable prices, events for young readers, developmental and educational
games, creative arts-and-crafts ideas, and materials for readers, publishers, writers, and translators.

The
AWP Conference & Bookfair

Kansas, US
Mar 3-7, 2021

The AWP Conference & Book Fair is an annual destination for
writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year thousands of visitors join our community
for four days of dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that
matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features thousands of presenters as well as
hundreds of readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair hosts hundreds of presses, journals, and
literary organizations from around the world.

Ennis Book Club
Festival

Ennis, Ireland
Mar 5-7, 2021

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.

Tucson Festival of
Books

Tuscon, US
Mar 6-7, 2021

For the first time, the Tucson Festival of Books presents a free
and entirely online festival. We will host a full virtual festival with live author sessions for adults
and children from all genres, featuring favorite sponsor venues. Most content will be provided live or
with live Q&A with select sessions on-demand. All with the quality you’ve come to expect from the
Tucson Festival of Books.

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.

Poznań Book Fair

Poznań, Poland
Mar 12-14, 2021

Year after year, we celebrate the festival of literature and art
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, we invite you 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.

Virginia Festival of the
Book

Virginia, US
Mar 17-21, 2021

The 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book takes place in more than 70
venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The majority of our programs are free to
attend. The festival will highlight hundreds of speakers and their new books and feature more than 100
programs—from panel discussions to children’s story times—for all ages, reading levels, and interests.

New
Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University

New Orleans, US
Mar 18-20, 2021

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.

Palm Beach Book
Festival

Palm Beach, US
Mar 19-20, 2021

The Palm Beach Book Festival features New York best-selling
authors in a nonprofit event for Southern Florida children and adults.

Sleuthfest

Florida, US
Mar 19-21, 2021

If you missed SleuthFest 2019 and want to get a peek into what
writers experienced, check out the 50 great recordings at VWTapes. Start with our SleuthFest Editor in
Residence Neil S. Nyren, our Agent & Editor panels, and then move to the outstanding workshops from
last year’s guest faculty: Alexia Gordon, Tom Straw and Elaine Viets.

Harrogate
Book Fair

Harrogate, UK
Mar19-20 , 2021

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!

Istanbul CNR Book
Fair

Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 20-28, 2021

One of the most important cultural events in Istanbul, the last
CNR Book Fair brought readers and writers together for autograph days and interviews, seminars, panels,
and exhibitions. Next year, more than 600 writers from all genres and writings will be attending.

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Texas, US
21-Mar-21

The North Texas Teen Book Festival is a one-day event celebrating
teen literature from both Middle Grade and YA authors for free. In the 2021 NTTBF, 85 authors will come
together for a full day of conversation, book signings, and jubilation. Authors sign books, meet their
readers, and discuss their books in over 50 small breakout panels, all at the new, state-of-the-art
Irving Convention Center. Books will be sold for each author at the event.

Interliber Book Fair

Zagreb, Croatia
Mar 23-28, 2021

The Zagreb Book Fair is the largest literary event in Croatia
featuring prominent Croatian publishers displaying a varied selection of fiction literature, school and
education literature, religion/theology literature, science, arts, children’s and young adults books,
picture books, comics, monographs, maps, travel guides and charts and more.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary
Festival

New Orleans, US
Mar 24-28, 2021

The Tennessee Festival is a five-day literary arts festival held
every spring, right around March 26, our patron saint and inspiration’s birthday, playwright Tennessee
Williams. It is perfect for readers, writers, theater lovers, and anyone who loves New Orleans’ magical
culture.

International Non/Fiction Book Fair

Moscow, Russia
Mar 24-28, 2021

The Moscow based Book Fair hosts visitors and professionals from
25 countries with over 35 thousand publishers, distributors, authors, literary critics, agents,
translators, and general readers, who appreciate good writing. The fair includes key features in the
book industry, seminars and panel discussions, meetings with famous authors, presentations of the latest
books and unique editions.

Edinburgh Premier Fair (with ABA)

Edinburgh, UK
Mar 26-27 , 2021

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.

Southern Kentucky Book
Fest

Kentucky, US
Mar 26-27, 2021

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest
literary events! We encourage literacy and the love of books for readers of all ages in our 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.

DSM Book
Festival

Iowa, US
27-Mar-21

The DSM Book Festival celebrates authors, writers, readers, and
everything in between. With headlining authors, hands-on workshops, children’s activities, live music,
local food and drink, and much more.

Augusta Literary
Festival

Georgia, US
Mar, 2021

The Augusta Literary Festival invites selected authors from
several genres to include the traditionally published best-selling author to the best-selling indie
author with a story to tell. The event is open to book lovers, aspiring authors, the community of the
Arts, and everyone else.

Bury St.
Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds, UK
3-Apr-21

A wide range of books, maps, and ephemera are on offer at the Bury
St. Edmund center, the hall is a stone’s throw from the much-photographed Abbey Gate; the award-winning
Abbey Gardens, and the Cathedral. A memorable full-day outdoors.

Little Grassy Literary Festival

Illinois, US
Apr 5-9, 2021

The Little Grassy Festival at the University of Illinois features
poems, stories, essays, and more. You’ll also find panels, book sales and signings, readings, and many
more activities.

Quebec International Book
Fair

Québec, Canada
Apr 7-11 , 2021

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.

San Antonio
Book Festival

San Antonio, US
Apr 9-11, 2021

We will be using an online platform called Accelevents to run the
festival. It will allow us to offer book clubs, groups of friends, and classes the opportunity to chat
privately among themselves during an event. There will also be a “networking” capability to mimic the
in-person festival, where attendees can meet one another and talk about which events they’re attending
and enjoying. Some of the festival’s events will be in-person, which will be announced later.

Bakewll Book Fair

Bakewll, UK
10-Apr-21

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

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna, Italy
Apr 12-15, 2021

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been THE event in the
children’s publishing industry for 57 years. Over 1,400 exhibitors and 30,000 professional visitors
flock to the event each spring to experience the world of children’s books, illustration, and multimedia
content. There will be publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors,
translators, developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audio-book
professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians, and contributing teachers. The book fair and the event
make for a great meeting point for all professionals in the children’s book creation industry.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, US
Apr 17-18, 2021

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a
world-renowned event gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and emerging storytellers
like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the
United States. Join the festival and enjoy books, stories and ideas with 26 individual virtual events.

Children’s
Bilingual Book Festival

New Mexico, US
Apr 17-18, 2021

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Children’s Bilingual
Book Festival is the only one of its kind in the U.S. that features children’s books in Spanish and
English and Native languages and English. The festival features author readings, student storytelling, a
book fair, workshops for parents and teachers, and creative and book-related activities for young
readers (K-6) and their families. We want to encourage children to see themselves in contemporary
children’s literature as well as introduce a bilingual body of work to a wider audience.

Eurasian
International Book Fair

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Apr 21-25, 2021

The Eurasian International Book Fair is the largest cultural and
educational book fair event organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the Eurasian space. Its
aim is to unite professionals of publishing and related businesses from Europe and Asia in one place.

International
Book Festival Budapest

Budapest, Hungary
Apr 22-25, 2021

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.

Unbound Book
Festival

Columbia, US
Apr 22-25, 2021

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.

Book
World Prague

Prague, Czech
Apr 22-25, 2021

Book World Prague features the guest of honor in 2021: France. We
will examine issues of identity, language, and diversity in the Czech Republic and France. There will
also be programs for children and young readers, sci-fi and fantasy fans, and professional visitors.
Also, lovers of contemporary Czech fiction and non-fiction will find something to their liking. They
expect a large number of foreign guests and a whole host of Czech writers. The program will acquire
specific outlines gradually.

Newburyport
Literary Festival

Massachusetts, US
Apr 23-25, 2021

The Newburyport Literary Association, Inc. was founded in 2005.
With a rich literary heritage, the greater Newburyport area has a lot to be excited about. Writers as
diverse as John Greenleaf Whittier, John P. Marquand, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Andre Dubus II have
called Newburyport home.

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbia, US
24-Apr-21

The Ohioana Book Festival is held each spring to celebrate Ohio
writers and their books. In 2020 over 140 authors participated in book signings, panel discussions,
children’s readings, and more during the festival, held in a virtual format due to the COVID-19
pandemic. 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.

Vancouver Island
Children’s Book Fest

Vancouver, Canada
24-Apr-21

BookFest is a wonderful, fun-filled day for children and adults
alike. Renowned authors and illustrators come from across Canada to present their work, tell stories
about their creations and lives, and inspire youth through literature and art.

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sydney, Australia
Apr 26-May 2, 2021

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.

Geneva Book Fair

Geneva, Switzerland
Apr 28-May 2, 2021

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.

Sidney LitFest

Sidney, Canada
Apr, 2021

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.

Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley, US
May 1-9, 2021

The Bay Area Book Festival takes place every year over two days
with 250-300 authors on 15 stages featuring the boldest and most brilliant literary voices in
conversations about issues that matter, focusing on justice and diversity. The event is accessible with
a one $15 pass, and the outdoor fair, a wonderland of literary vendors, kids’ activities, and family
fun, is totally free.

RVA Booklovers
Festival

Virginia, US
1-May-21

The RVA Booklovers’ Festival brings to you the best of Virginia’s
bookish crowd: authors, crafters, local cuisine, and more! Celebrate fall literary-style with the best
of East Coast authors, bookish vendors, RVA food trucks, and more! Booklovers will have a blast sharing
ideas and celebrating their love of the written word. Visit the Main Stage, the Poet-tree, and
Stephanie’s Kindness Corner kids’ stage for book talks, readings, and activities. The RVA Booklovers’
Festival has everything you need to get lit!

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 our community and schools. Families will meet and greet world-class creators of books
for children of all ages.

The Festival
of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Ontario, Canada
May 3-10, 2021

The Festival of Literary Diversity is Canada’s first festival for
under-represented authors and storytellers from around the world. Festival events include panel
discussions, workshops, and networking events for aspiring, emerging, and established writers, which
will be featured for free online. The FOLD provides one-of-a-kind events for kids and adults that engage
readers, inspire writers, and empower educators by highlighting important and diverse voices.

Singapore Art
Book Fair

Singapore
May 3-7, 2021

The Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) celebrates contemporary art
books and zines. It is 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 over 7,000 over one weekend in the most
recent 2019 edition.

Vilnius
Book Fair

Vilnius, Lithuania
May 6-9, 2021

The book fair is considered the biggest in the Baltic countries
and a popular cultural event in Lithuania. Next year’s Vilnius Book Fair will offer publishers, authors,
and readers an opportunity to exchange and share texts and images. The images will be in the context of
image as text through art exhibitions, live conversation, and discussions, presentations of the best
books and authors of the year.

BuchPassion Bremen

Bremen, Germany
8-May-21

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 almost
exclusively reserved for authors and networking activities.

Help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete
series, and more!

Nigeria International Book
Fair

Lagos, Nigeria
May 11-15, 2021

The Nigeria Book Fair brings together exhibitors, publishers,
authors, illustrators, booksellers, readers, and other industry professionals to display and sell books
in a chance to connect and meet up. This year’s theme is ‘Enhancing Reading Culture for A Better
Societal Development; The Role Of ICT & Stakeholders’. A well-packaged event where all literary
materials are made accessible and affordable to information seekers and book lovers.

Greater St. Louis Book
Fair

Ballwin, US
May 13-16, 2021

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 find hardback, paperback, records,
CDs, DVDs, comics, and ephemera.

Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

Rochester, US
15-May-21

Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) is a dedicated event
solely for teens. It’s to encourage reading some of the best titles aimed at young adults and offer a
place where readers can interact with award-winning authors. The TBF Event is free and open to everyone.
The day’s focus will be on teens (grades 6-12), and they will receive priority in all sessions not
specified as being for adults.

Gaithersburg
Book Festival

Gaithersburg, US
15-May-21

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.

Go
On Girl! Book Club

California, US
May 20-23, 2021

Go On Girl! Book Club recognizes authors and publishers who made
significant contributions to the writing and publication of quality books for and about African descent
people.

Abu Dhabi
International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, UAE
May 23-29, 2021

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the marketplace for the
publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa. Over the years, exhibitors have benefitted from
venues such as the eZone, which showcases the latest in electronic media and digital content. The
Illustrators’ Corner has offered local and international talent a platform to display their work and
learn from market specialists.

The International Book Arsenal Festival

Kyiv, Ukraine
May 26-30, 2021

Every year The International Book Arsenal Festival hosts more than
150 Ukrainian publishers to present their publications at the book exhibition-fair. The fair pays
special attention to the visual component—from exhibition projects on the art of book publishing,
illustration, design, art books and art objects, and installations to the latest design trends in zines
and self-published books.

Leipzig Book Fair

Leipzig, Germany
May 27-30, 2021

The Leipzig Book Fair will be held together with the reading
festival “Leipzig liest”, the Manga Comic-Con and the Antiquarian Book Fair in May 2021 at the
fairgrounds of the Leipziger Messe. The book fair will be held for readers, authors, and publishers is
financially supported by the Federal Cultural Minister Monika Grütters with one million euros from the
economic stimulus program. 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.

Livre Paris Book Fair

Paris, France
May 28-31, 2021

Created in 1981 by the French Publishers Association, the Paris
Book Fair features thirty-four thousand professionals and thousands of visitors. The fair has become a
rich and culturally diverse event with an extended, high level and challenging 360° program featuring
1,200 exhibitors.

Madrid Book Fair

Madrid, Spain
May 28-June 13, 2021

The Madrid Book Fair presents fiction and non-fiction writers,
booksellers, publishers, and distributors from different parts of the country in 2021. The fair features
many activities for everyone, authors meet-ups, conferences, workshops, round tables, and book signings.

Derby Book Festival

Derby, UK
May 28-June 5, 2021

The Derby Book Festival brings you over 100 book events with some
of our most celebrated authors, including a series of one-off live events, as well as online activities.
Stay tuned for more information.

Reader & Author Get Together

Ohio, US
Jun 2-5, 2021

The Reader & Author Get Together welcomes readers, authors,
publishers, and industry professionals. Think of the event as a giant tea party with many book lovers
and storytellers and events, workshops, presentations, fun activities, book signings, author Q&A and
more. A portion of the events’ profits will go to many local causes.

Mainzer Minipressen-Messe

Mayence, Germany
Jun 3-6, 2021

The Mainzer Minipressen is an event for nearly 360 small publisher
exhibitors from 15 countries and 10 thousand European visitors. It is a hub for the latest ideas and
trends for printing and publishing literature and art.

Printers Row Lit Fest

Chicago, US
Jun 5-6, 2021

The Printers Row Lit Fest is visited every year by 100 thousand
guests over a two-day festival. It is a community-based celebration for book lovers featuring over 100
booksellers and everything from the tattered to the rare to ‘hot off the press,’ newly published works.

Copenhagen Comics

Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 5-6, 2021

The Copenhagen Comics festival offers a wealth of stands,
exhibitions explicitly arranged for the festival, debates and workshops, and of course the opportunity
to greet and get signatures of your favorite artist or author. There is room for everything from
world-famous Disney series to narrow, debuting stripes. Copenhagen Comics is for everyone who loves
comics.

Bournville BookFest

Birmingham, UK
Jun 10-18, 2021

The Bournville BookFest is where authors, performers, and artists
come together for a fun interactive storytelling event at Birmingham’s only dedicated children’s book
festival.

Books By The Beach

Scarborough, UK
Jun 11-13, 2021

The “Books By the Beach” brings you the bestselling authors to
Scarborough from all diverse genres for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned for more details on the 2021
festival.

Borders Book Festival

Melrose, UK
Jun 17-20, 2021

The Borders Book Festival is a free entry 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.

Wild Deadwoods Reads

South Dakota, US
19-Jun-21

Wild Deadwood Reads is a multi-author, multi-genre Book Fair that
is just one of the exciting events happening next June. We’ve got 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.

ALA Annual
Conference & Exhibition

Chicago, US
Jun 24-29, 2021

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the premier global
library event. It brings together over 20,000 librarians and library staff, educators, hundreds of top
authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and 900 exhibitors. With up to
2,500 scheduled events, over 500 are programs, sessions, and in-depth facilitated and informative
conversations, attendees are engaged in a wide range of library and professional development related
topics.

London Book Fair

London, UK
Jun 29 -Jul 1, 2021

The London Book Fair features a wide range of activities like
conferences, Insights Seminar Programme, awards, Charity of the Year, and more. Our features are
carefully curated to showcase informative and inspiring content across all its forms in the publishing
industry. We also present awards to highlight the exemplary work of organizations from within the
industry. Gathering people together and creating the perfect space to make connections is what we are
all about.

Essex Book Festival

Essex, Uk
Jun-Aug, 2021

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 our teeth into some tough conversations.

Greenwich Book Festival

Greensboro, US
Jun, 2021

The Greenwich Book Festival was established in 2015 to celebrate
books, authors, illustrators, and all things literary on the banks of the River Thames. Most of our
festival takes place on the stunning World Heritage site of the Old Royal Naval College at the
University of Greenwich. The festival is proud to be part of the Royal Festivals Greenwich and sponsored
by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, along with the University of Greenwich.

Newark Book
Festival

Nottinghamshire, UK
Jul 8-11, 2021

Newark Book Festival is a weekend-long celebration of authors
through an exciting and engaging program of events, including; panel talks, crime fiction, contemporary
writing, and literary fiction, to a whole host of free family fun. There is something for everyone to
enjoy.

Payson Book Festival

Payson, US
17-Jul-21

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.

Metrocon

Tampa, US
Jul 23-25, 2021

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 our roots—anime and video games.

Martha’s Vineyard Book
Festival

Massachusetts, US
Aug 7-8, 2021

The Martha Vineyard Book Festival features authors in panel
discussions speaking about their newly published books. It focuses on an array of timely issues of the
day, including cultural turmoil and creativity, imagination, equality, and attracts a diverse group of
residents and visitors, drawn by various literary artists, public figures, and subject matter.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh, UK
Aug 14-30, 2021

The Edinburgh International Book Festival features hundreds of
events for children and young adults featuring the finest writers and illustrators of children’s books
and young adult novels from all over the world. With emerging writers to Nobel Prize-winners, the
Edinburgh International Book Festival is full of great ideas and captivating discussions.

Bakewll Book Fair

Bakewll, UK
14-Aug-21

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

Mississippi Book
Festival

Mississippi, US
21-Aug-21

The Mississippi Book Festival is a nonprofit booklover’s event
with hundreds of self-published visiting authors — national, regional and local — panel discussions,
book signings, booksellers, Capitol tours, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.

Bouchercon New Orleans

New Orleans, US
Aug 25-29, 2021

The Bouchercon New Orleans Book Fair brings you the world’s
premier annual crime fiction event. Join the mystery community — from authors, fans, and publishers to
reviewers, booksellers, and editors — for five days of panels, parties, and pure mystery fun.

Ghana International Book
Fair

Accra, Ghana
Aug 26-29, 2021

The Ghana International Book Fair, established in the mid-90s, is
a platform where both local and international book industry players come together to trade books and
negotiate deals. The public has access to a variety of excellent books and to buy them at highly
discounted prices.

Sonoma Valley Authors
Festival

Sonoma, US
Aug 27-29, 2021

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival brings people together to
explore various literary genres, discover the advances being made in science, technology, and medicine,
and foster genuine connections with others. Simply stated, to “Stimulate the Minds and Nurture the Souls
of Readers.”

Bienal do Livro Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 3-12, 2021

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!

Helsinki Comics
Festival

Helsinki, Finland
Sep 4-5, 2021

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.

BuchPassion Erfurt

Erfurt, Germany
4-Sep-21

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 almost
exclusively reserved for authors and networking activities.

Moscow International Book
Fair

Moscow, Russia
Sep 8-12, 2021

Moscow International Book Fair 2021 will focus on visual
narratives in children’s non-fiction and knowledge books. You’ll be able to meet publishers, authors,
scientists, philosophers, writers, illustrators, designers, game, software, and media specialists
waiting to share their knowledge.

York Book National Fair

Yorkshire, UK
Sep 10-11, 2021

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 we also welcome several dealers from overseas. 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 16-25, 2021

The Appledore Book Festival presents acclaimed authors, newcomer,
and local authors, presenters, actors, gardeners, historians, broadcasters, experts, and comedians over
five days. In the 2020 Fest, each event had a ten minute Q&A before the audience showed its
appreciation by flashing their headlights and tooting their horns. Upon exiting each event, signed books
were available to purchase by contactless payment from the drive-through Waterstones book stall.

Richmond
Walking & Book Festival

Virginia, US
Sep 18-26, 2021

The Richmond Walking & Book Festival is filled with
opportunities to meet celebrated authors and discover new ones—engage in a full programme of evening and
weekend book events.

Goteborg Book Fair

Gothenburg, Sweden
Sep 23-26, 2021

The 2020 digital Göteborg Book Fair’s program was divided into the
Bildung Hub and the Literature Festival. The focus fell on Swedish authors and this year’s Swedish
publishing. Also participating from New York were, among others, Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Safran Foer,
and Jacqueline Woodson. Books can also be bought at the digital Book Fair. The major Swedish book
retailers Akademibokhandeln and Bokus were the exclusive sales partners this year and offered special
fair prices. Stay tuned for details on the 2021 Göteborg Book Fair.

Harbor Springs
Festival Of The Book

Michigan, US
Sep 24-26, 2021

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. In 2021, the keynote speaker will be Malcolm Gladwell.

Stamford Book
Fair

Stamford, UK
25-Sep-21

In the Stamford Book Fair there will be 20 dealers of books and
ephemera exhibiting a selection to delight all book lovers and collectors!

AJC Decatur Book
Festival

Georgia, US
Sep, 2021

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is held annually over Labor Day
weekend, creating a festive atmosphere that celebrates reading, writing, and creativity. We host over
200 exhibitors that range from small to large publishers, writers, and poets displaying their latest
works, writing clubs, and a variety of all things literary—book signings, author readings, poetry slams,
writing workshops, and more.

Heartland
Book Festival

Kentucky, US
Sep, 2021

The Heartland Book Festival is a business and community
partnership in Hardin County, Kentucky to conduct an outstanding book fair for schools, the general
public, and authors, promoting reading, writing, and literacy.

Sacramento
Black Book Fair

Sacramento, US
Sep, 2021

The Sacramento Black Book Fair is a 2-day book fair and
celebration. It will include a panel discussion among the featured authors, book signings, talks by each
of the featured writers, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food
vendors, book discussions with each of the featured writers, children’s activities, poetry readings, art
displays, and much more.

Kansas Book Festival

Kansas, US
Sep, 2021

The Kansas Book Festival for children and adults will celebrate
its ten-year anniversary in 2021, presenting memoir writers, novelists, poets, and biography writers.
Join authors and readers alike for book sales, book signings, music, food, and much more. Stay tuned for
more details on the 2021 Festival.

Black
Authors & Readers Rock

Maryland, US
Oct 1-2, 2021

The Black Authors & Readers Rock is a two-day literary
conference where readers can meet and mingle with new, emerging, and nationally recognized African
American authors from all writing genres. It offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet
new readers, and sell their works.

Turku International Book Fair

Turku, Finland
Oct 1-3, 2021

The Turku International Book Fair brings together people
interested in literature. All the main publishing houses and the leading organizations and
representatives in the field are present. Writers, librarians, translators, interpreters, teachers,
bloggers, journalists, and industry figures will be present at the fair. You’ll be able to exchange
contacts and knowledge and meet those interested in the industry.

Morristown Festival
of Books

Morristown, US
Oct 8-9, 2021

On the first evening of the festival, there will be a ticketed
Keynote Event held at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Attendees will enjoy a presentation by a Keynote
Speaker, followed by a short Q&A session. On the second day, the main festival takes place from
around 10 am – 5 pm. Authors will speak and hold Q&A sessions in five festival venues (see listing
above). These author talks are free. No tickets required. Following their talks, each author will
proceed to the Vail Mansion lawn to sign books under the Book Tent. Books will be for sale throughout
the day at the Book Tent on the lawn.

Dublin Book Fair

Dublin, UK
Oct 9-10, 2021

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.

International Book
Fair in Krakow

Kraków, Poland
Oct 14-17, 2021

The International Book Fair in Krakow features workshops and
panels dedicated to the publishing and book industry, meetings with authors at publishers’ stands and in
seminar rooms, and publishing offer of Polish and foreign publishers, and more.

Bay Area
Kids’ Book Fair

Sunnyvale, US
16-Oct-21

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.

Bury St.
Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds, UK
16-Oct-21

A wide range of books, maps, and ephemera are on offer at the Bury
St. Edmunds center. The hall is a stone’s throw from the much-photographed Abbey Gate; the award-winning
Abbey Gardens, and the Cathedral. A memorable full-day outdoors.

Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 20-24, 2021

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.

National Black
Book Festival

Texas, US
Oct 21-23, 2021

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) brings author and
publisher exhibits for children and adults. It features free workshops and seminars, book club meet and
greet, author enhancement sessions, featured author discussions and signings, food, and much more.

Helsinki Book
Fair

Helsinki, Finland
Oct 28-31, 2021

The Helsinki Book Fair helps publishers, booksellers, antiquarian
bookshops, magazines, comics, museums, and many more industry professionals gather together in a notable
cultural event. It’s a place where the major issues and phenomena of our time are discussed within the
context of literature. The event is organised by Messukeskus Helsinki and commissioned by the Finnish
Book Publishers Association and the Booksellers’ Association of Finland.

Saratoga Book
Festival

New York, US
Oct, 2021

The Saratoga Book Festival encourages the love of reading and
celebrates the power of books to inform, challenge, inspire, and delight. The festival features book
talks, author readings, panel discussions, family fun, and performances, all designed to encourage and
celebrate a love of reading.

Chelsea Rare Book Fair

London, UK
Nov 5-6, 2021

In the 29th edition of the Chelsea Rare Book Fair more than 80
exhibitors specialising in rare books, first editions, maps, prints, manuscripts, and ephemera will be
present from all over the world. There’s something for every interest—poetry, children’s classics,
modern fiction, gardening, cookery, sport, military, crime, art, architecture, travel.

Rochester Childrens
Book Festival

Rochester, US
6-Nov-21

The Rochester Children’s Book Festival brings dozens of authors
and illustrators together with hundreds of Rochester city school students for free presentations with an
opportunity to meet and speak with their favorite authors. Authors will talk to children, tweens, and
teens about how ideas become stories. Illustrators will demonstrate how characters are brought to life,
and kids will leave clutching self-made crafts and books signed especially for them.

Vienna International Book
Fair

Vienna, Austria
Nov 10-14, 2021

As an international book fair and a prominent local event in the
publishing industry, the Vienna Book Fair is a place of encounter and exchange with many exhibiting
publishers. In addition to thousands of new publications, it also offers hundreds of events, stage
discussions, panel discussions, readings, and lectures by German-speaking and international authors, as
well as the brightest minds from science, politics, and business.

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.

UK Fine
Press Book Fair

Oxford, UK
Nov 20-21, 2021

The UK Fine Press Book Fair by The Fine Press Book Association
(FPBA) has a worldwide membership of those interested in the fine book and contemporary fine printing.
The Fair runs over a Saturday and Sunday with around 100 stands for collectors, printers, artists,
illustrators, museums, libraries, and dealers.

Savannah Book
Festival

Savannah, US
21-Nov-21

The Annual Savannah Book Festival celebrates 40 of the biggest
nationally recognized and local authors for their contributions to literacy, ideas, and imagination.

Guadalajara International Book Fair

Guadalajara, Mexico
Nov 27-Dec 5, 2021

The Guadalajara International Book Fair (Feria Internacional del
Libro de Guadalajara or FIL) is the largest book fair in the Americas and the most important publishing
event in the Spanish-speaking world. It offers authors, publishers, booksellers, distributors, rights
agents, and other book industry professionals the chance to connect with their Latin American readers
and advance their businesses.

BuchPassion Cologne

Cologne, Germany
27-Nov-21

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 almost
exclusively reserved for authors and networking activities.

Louisiana Book
Festival

Louisiana, US
Fall, 2021

The Louisiana Book Festival allows book lovers to meet exceptional
writers while enjoying book-related activities and presentations and a diverse set of genres and
categories for all ages. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 Festival.

West Virginia Book
Festival

Charleston, US
TBA

The 2021 West Virginia Book Festival will feature presentations
from national, local, and regional authors, as well as writing workshops, family activities, a literary
marketplace, and the annual used book sale. All events and programs are free and open to the public.

Warsaw Book Fair

Warsaw, Poland
TBA

The Warsaw Book Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Europe. The 7th
Warsaw Book Fair and the accompanying 10th Science and Academic Book Fair ACADEMIA gathered 815
exhibitors from 25 countries, as well as 1017 authors and over 70,000 visitors. The four-day event also
featured nearly 1500 events: meetings, discussions, debates, presentations of new releases and
bestsellers, competitions, literary and artistic attractions, and exhibitions.

Istanbul Book Fair

Istanbul, Turkey
TBA

The Istanbul Book Fair by Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress
Center is the largest and only privately owned exhibition center in Turkey. The book fair has been the
most significant meeting for the publishing sector within Turkey. It hosts leading local publishers,
librarians, editors, booksellers, translators, and more from 15 countries where experiences are shared
and recent sector developments explored between 800 exhibitors and 605 thousand visitors.

International Comics
Festival

Angouleme, France
TBA

The International Comics Festival in France will feature
workshops, master’s 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 BookMark

Jaipur, India
TBA

Jaipur BookMark (JBM) brings together publishers, literary agents,
writers, translators, translation agencies and booksellers from around the world. It is an opportunity
for industry professionals to connect through relevant sessions and focused round-tables and inspires
conversations in a friendly space for one-on-one meetings and networking.

Queen City Book Fair

North Carolina, US
TBA

The Queen City Book Fair hosts over 20 local authors. We 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.

Oxford
Conference for the Book

Mississippi, US
TBA

The Oxford Conference for the Book is an annual three-day
gathering that takes place in Oxford and on the University of Mississippi campus to celebrate books,
reading, and writing. The conference, which explores topics such as literacy, freedom of expression, and
the book trade itself, was founded in 1993 by the UM Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Square
Books, Oxford’s award-winning independent bookstore. It brings together fiction and non-fiction writers,
journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, and students for three days of readings, lectures, panels,
workshops, and social events that celebrate the written word.

Annapolis Book Festival

Maryland, US
TBA

The Annapolis Book Festival is a premier community event with more
than 3,000 people attending this free community event annually. The festival celebrates the beauty,
power, passion, and excitement of the written word. In its eighteenth year, we 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.

The Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo grew from a desire to showcase
the diverse literary talent that is alive and well in the greater Tampa Bay area. By creating the only
expo dedicated to authors of color here in the Bay area, we’ve created a platform for some of this
area’s most creative minds to gather, network, and share their stories with their community.

Pen America World Voices Festival hosts more than 150 writers and
artists with very diverse nationalities in New York and Los Angeles. There are 60+ events of talks,
panels, conversations, and performances held. They gather non-fiction and fiction writers, thinkers,
translators, and poets to engage with contested histories and memory, to challenge the fabrications
served to us on an almost daily basis, and to celebrate the beauty and power of storytelling. Stay tuned
for updates on the 2021 Festival details.

The annual May Greensboro Bound Literary Festival is visited every
year by book lovers, readers, writers, publishers, academics, scholars, adults, and children. We create
a space for readers and writers to come together and share stories and experiences. They hope that by
providing a platform for dialogue and discussion, they can better understand and empathize with the
human condition. The authors and topics presented at Greensboro Bound span a broad swath of interests
and subject matter, including speculative fiction, immigrant narratives, social justice, memoir, and
romance… just to name a few. Our author panels and discussions are complimented by puppet shows, a
children’s opera, character parades, artists, and musical presentations.

The Books in Bloom Literary Festival provides an opportunity for
the public to meet accomplished authors and join their discussion panels. Aspiring writers learn about
various aspects of writing and publishing, and avid readers are introduced to authors working in a wide
variety of genres. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 Festival details.

The Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival features panels, book
signings, food trucks, bad jokes, killer photo ops, and more and celebrates over 113 authors, including
New York Times Bestsellers acclaimed young adult and middle-grade writers, plus notable Hollywood
directors and creators.

Great American Book
Festival

South Dakota, US
TBA

The Great American Book Festival invites authors from around the
world, artists, vendors, performing artists, and food purveyors. The conference events will feature
storytellers, author booths and readings, book signings, arts & crafts, kid-Friendly Games &
Activities, and more.

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. Stay
tuned for updates on the 2021 Festival details.

Nantucket Book
Festival

Nantucket, US
TBA

The Nantucket Book Festival features award-winning authors from
around the world representing genres of fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir. Stay
tuned for updates on the 2021 festival details.

The South Florida Book Festival features authors, speakers,
renowned chefs, and presenters in discussions, free workshops, cooking demonstrations, and more. Stay
tuned for updates on the 2021 festival details.

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival is a small event featuring
writing and publishing workshops, local and national authors selling and signing books, and meeting
their readers. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 festival details.

Oxford Indie Book
Fair

Oxford, UK
TBA

The Oxford Indie Book Fair features around 50 professionals of the
independent sector, encompassing authors, publishers, e-publishers, agencies, printers, poets,
illustrators, designers, and writers’ groups. Inside, you can find short stories, poetry, articles, the
latest book launches, and more, including performances, talks, Q&A questions and discussion, and
other fun activities.

Vancouver Art Book
Fair

Vancouver, Canada
TBA

Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF) is a nonprofit organization
committed to the advancement, appreciation, and circulation of work by artists, curators, collectives,
and institutions. Featured exhibitors produce everything from books, magazines, zines, and printed
ephemera to digital, performative, or other experimental forms of publication.

Kentucky Book Festival

Kentucky, US
TBA

The Kentucky Book Festival offers authors the chance to network,
meet fans, and sign books for the thousands of guests at the event. We recognize a need to build civic
engagement as well as literacy, and we want to involve all ages and all places from Pine Knot to
Princeton. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 festival.

Woodstock Bookfest

New York, US
TBA

The WooStock BookFest celebrates and features the brightest
writers, teachers, and readers once every year. Join us in 2021 for the story slam, one day intensives,
mini-intensives, panels, parties and keynotes. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 festival.

The Baltimore Book Festival

Baltimore, US
TBA

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of authors, book
signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos
by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, storytellers and hands-on projects for
kids, live music, and a thoughtfully curated food, craft beer, and wine program.

The Seattle Children Book Festival features award-winning
children’s book authors and illustrators from all over the United States. You’ll meet your favorite
authors and illustrators, purchase signed copies of their books (book sales courtesy of a cooperative of
local bookstores), participate in hands-on literacy activities, and hear several of our
authors/illustrators present throughout the day.

Howard Zinn Book Fair

San Francisco, US
TBA

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of authors,
zinesters, bloggers, and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions, and workshops in the
spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn.

Williamsburg Book Festival

Williamsburg, US
TBA

The Williamsburg Book Festival presents 40+ nationally &
regionally renowned authors presenting children’s books, sports, romance, self-help, poetry, history,
contemporary novels, and more. Workshops, panels, and presentations take place throughout the day in
Stryker Center Room 127. The workshops and presentations focused on both readers and writers, illuminate
library resources for book clubs, the craft of writing, the music of poetry, and the book industry’s
mechanics. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 festival.

Bucks Country Book
Festival

Pennsylvania, US
TBA

The Bucks County Book Festival connects readers and authors,
celebrates literacy, sparks imagination, and inspires people of all ages by connecting authors and
readers. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 festival.

The South Texas Book Festival links readers of all ages with
authors, performers, and publishers to fulfill the mission of McAllen Public Library as a place where
people and ideas meet and connect. This is the only festival expressly for children and teens and their
families in the region. Combining literacy promotion, regional and national authors, and children’s
entertainment in a festive atmosphere, McAllen Public Library promotes a lifelong habit of reading for
pleasure and fun.

Durham Book Festival

Durham, UK
TBA

Since 2011 The Durham Book Festival has been produced by New
Writing North, with support from Durham University and Arts Council England, as well as a range of
trusts and foundations, and corporate sponsors. Every year the Durham Book Festival invites a range of
thinkers, writers, and performers to appear. Events at previous festivals have included appearances from
Philip Pullman, Bill Bryson, Pat Barker, Jung Chang, PD James, and Simon Armitage. Alongside more
traditional author events, Durham Book Festival commissions new writing each year across all forms.
Previous festival commissions have included a dance-theatre retelling of Rapunzel from Poet Laureate,
and journalism examining the legacy of the Miners’ Strike, from writers including Richard Benson and
Anne McElvoy.

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit on a
mission to connect authors with readers everywhere. They produce one of the largest and most engaging
annual children’s book festivals in the United States and support literacy programs countrywide. Every
year the festival attracts over 7 thousand visitors. More than 15 thousand books are put into kids’
hands thanks to sponsors’ funds and the help of volunteers.

Più libri più liberi

Rome, Italy
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Più libri più liberi brings small and medium national publishers.
Every year 550 publishers exhibit their work over 650 events in 5 days, including author meet-ups,
discussions on current trends and industry issues, readings, musical performances, and more.

Lisbon Book Fair

Lisbon, Portugal
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The Lisbon Book Fair is one of the oldest cultural festivals held
in the capital of Portugal. One hundred twenty-five exhibitors present literature, rare and antiquarian
books among other unique works by Portuguese authors and other nationalities every year and engage with
over 500 thousand visitors over colloquiums, autograph sessions, book sales and over 800 activities for
adults and children.

Melbourne Rare Book Fair

Melbourne, Australia
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The Melbourne Rare Book Fair brings a rich and diverse array of
books by local Australian authors and international authors for all who genuinely love print on paper
and share a passion for books. Subjects include early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel
and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children’s books, and ephemera for sale.

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival, in association with
Orange Coast College, features popular authors, illustrators, storytellers, entertainers, and exhibitors
that support reading and education along with fun activities for families. The Festival has been
bringing the love of books and the joy of reading to life for 17 years.

Conclusion

This year is full of unknown elements, but there’s no harm in hoping for the best and being optimistic. While we don’t exactly believe it’s safe for everyone to leave the house unless it’s necessary, COVID-19 cases differ from one country to another. So take your precautions before venturing out to any of the places mentioned here. Please adhere to governmental regulations, stay safe and enjoy the experience whether virtually or in real life.

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