A book lover’s wildest dream is to be surrounded by a sea of books. Whether it’s in a library that extends as far as the eye can see, or in a cozy nook in the comfort of their own home, it doesn’t matter. But there’s something else that gives them an exhilarating rush: book fairs. For that reason, we’ve brought a treat for all of you bibliophiles out there with a list of books fairs from all over the world taking place in 2022. These events are rife with book-related wonders. From acquiring books you’re dying to read, to meeting your favorite authors and finding like-minded readers, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself.
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 New Delhi World Book Fair is India’s oldest book fair after the Kolkata Book Fair. The fair will feature books, publications, journals, among other things. Apart from promoting literacy and reading habits, especially among children and youths, the fair presents a vast panorama of Indian books on a wide range of subject. the NDWBF 2022 has chosen Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as its theme, and there will be many literary and cultural activities around the theme during the fair days.
This year, The Black Ink Book Festival will feature the award-winning and best-selling romance author Beverly Jenkins as a keynote speaker. The festival 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.
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.
The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur each January. In the five day event, authors and dignitaries from across the world and especially the South East Asian countries, participate and engage with crowds on various issues and partake in readings, debates and discussions with them and with each other. The Festival is essentially an event of coming together of some of the world’s greatest minds, historians, humanitarians, sports people, business leaders and entertainers from all walks of life who share the stage and put forward their ideas and thoughts.
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’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 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.
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. The Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair is where antiquarians offer first editions, manuscripts, and letters from the respective authors.
The book fair is considered the biggest in the Baltic countries and a popular cultural event in Lithuania. This 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The North Texas Teen Book Festival is a one-day event celebrating teen literature from both Middle Grade and YA authors. Attendance is for free. In the 2022 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.
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 readers in a relaxed, informal environment. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant. The featured speaker for the 2022 Dahlonega Literary Festival will be the award winning author, Rick Bragg.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tucson Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona campus,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.
The 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book takes place in more than 70 venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The majority of their 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.
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.
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.
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.
The AWP Conference & Book Fair is an annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year thousands of visitors join their 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.
The Tennessee Festival is a five-day literary arts festival held every spring, right around March 26, their 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.
The Edinburgh Book Fair is a festival dedicated to rare, collectible, and important books and the history of books. Edinburgh’s finest bookish institutions have arranged talks, exhibitions, and workshops for collectors, bibliophiles, and booklovers. The majority of them are free to all.
Some talks include introductions suitable for budding book lovers and those merely curious about the history of books, along with scholars delving into their latest research.
Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival 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 2022 festival details.
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.
You will find 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.
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.
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.
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.
The London Book Fair features a wide range of activities like conferences, Insights Seminar Programme, awards, Charity of the Year, and more. Their 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 they are all about.
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.
The Québec International Book Fair is an annual meeting for readers of Québec that will display products like comics, Chitra Katha, novels, graphics, merchandise, toys, games, films, and animation etc. The Salon brings together authors, publishers and attracts a large amount of visitors. It also happens to host the Quebec Comic Strip Festival.
The Buchmesse im Ried is a supraregional event about books and literature. Hosting the region’s newest leisure and travel guides, the fair boasts of a legendary cake counter. Readers can get in touch with authors, browse books, and view the booths of many publishers and bookstores attend readings and lectures. There are more than 40 publishers and bookstores exhibiting their programs at the fair.
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, they present nationally renowned authors to discuss their books and the craft of writing in the Key School in Annapolis, MD. It also features children’s activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.
The annual Casablanca International Book Fair brings together hundreds of publishers from all over the world and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The book fair is not only an opportunity for publishers to market their books, but it is also a large forum for cultures to openly discuss and debate publishing works on current issues and events. The program includes lectures, debates, poetry readings and theme nights. The National Reading Award is presented during the book fair In every year of the book fair, there is a wing reserved for publishing houses dedicated to children’s books. The event aims to promote literacy among Moroccan children through a number of initiatives designed to encourage reading among children. This year’s guest of honor is Spain.
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 like every year a large group of book professionals, as well as thousands of visitors who love the world of reading. In short, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Port of Spain, Trinidad & TobagoApr 28-May 1, 2022
The Bocas Lit Fest is a registered non-profit company incorporated in Trinidad and Tobago. The programme includes workshops (which require pre-registration), readings, panel discussions, film screenings, open mic and more. Their line-up of writers and performers is already set, but writers interested in reading at the festival can sign up to be part of our Stand & Deliver open mic series. After readings, talks, and discussions, authors will be signing copies of their books at designated tables.
The Berlin Art Book Fair will be held at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and will bring together a wide selection of publishers, art periodicals and artists/authors. In conjunction, the seventh Conceptual Poetics Day will explore the imaginary border between visual art and literature. The festival is dedicated to community-building and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications, and publishing as practice.
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.
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.
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.
The Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival features panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, killer photo ops, Over 60 authors and presenters including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable TV, film, video game, and comic creators.
The Ohioana Book Festival is held each spring to celebrate Ohio writers and their books. This year, over 140 authors participated 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2022 edition of the PEN World Voices Festival was envisioned and assembled by a curatorial committee chaired by PEN America Senior Director of Literary Programs Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf, alongside poet and translator Eloisa Amezcua among many others. Upholding the festival’s long-standing approach to the power of storytelling as a change-making tool, these curators tapped wide-ranging voices from around the globe to help bring about new understandings to this moment of uncertainty and flux—often asking how, from here, you may shape your future.
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.
Lahore International Book Fair is one of the largest and annually international book fair 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.
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 literary and publishers’ dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, wine writers’ prizes, classical music concerts and much more.
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.
The annual May Greensboro Bound Literary Festival is visited every year by book lovers, readers, writers, publishers, academics, scholars, adults, and children. They 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. Their author panels and discussions are complimented by puppet shows, a children’s opera, character parades, artists, and musical presentations.
The Derby Book Festival brings you over 100 book events with some of their most celebrated authors, including a series of one-off live events, as well as online activities. Stay tuned for more information.
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.
The 10th 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.
Kingsmead Book Fair has become a significant event on South Africa’s literary calendar. This year’s campaign “the more attendees read, the more they know”, is mirrored in their diverse and inspired programme which hopes to initiate much debate, dialogue and discussion between their authors and facilitators.
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.
The Calabash International Literary Festival is a three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. After 10 successive years Calabash is now staged on a biennial basis on even years. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion is the only price of entry. But voluntary contributions are welcomed.
The Madrid Book Fair presents fiction and non-fiction writers, booksellers, publishers, and distributors from different parts of the country in 2022. The fair features many activities for everyone, authors meet-ups, conferences, workshops, round tables, and book signings.
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.
The Seoul International Book Fair is an international book fair that 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. Furthermore, 300 seminars and events were organized, and more than 1,110 meetings take place as well.
The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival establishes an annual forum for followers of Turkish and international literature. Authors, publishers, critics, translators, and members of the press from around the world will have the opportunity to meet, discuss and exchange ideas, and discover more about the rich literary voices coming out of Turkey today. This event is a meeting point for writers, publishers, agencies, translators, journalists, literary fund managers, literary festival coordinators and everyone in the publishing industry.
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.
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.
Book World Prague features numerous programs for visitors: professional seminars and conferences, meetings with writers, author readings, presentations by publishers, and awards ceremonies for outstanding publishing and creative achievements.
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.
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 2022 festival details.
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 Deadwood Reads is a multi-author, multi-genre Book Fair that is just one of the exciting events happening next June. They’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.
The Guernsey Literary Festival brings some of the world’s greatest writers, speakers and thinkers to Guernsey. With events for all interests and ages, the Festival is a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate the written word. The festival attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, from literature to politics, from history to sport, from the environment to food, from biography to travel. They also organise a full education and community programme, together with workshops for local writers with renowned visiting authors.
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.
SleuthFest is an annual conference for writers and fans of mysteries, thrillers, & crime fiction. The festival is filled with workshops, craft talks, panels, and forensic classes. This year’s guest of honor is the international number-one bestselling author, Jeffery Deaver.
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.
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.
Metrocon is an anime convention featuring celebrity guests and exhibitors. It offers a full experience of anime, artist alley, autograph sessions, contests, panels, Cosplay, video games, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and more at the Tampa Convention Center every summer, with a focus on their roots—anime and video games.
The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. The event is free and open to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples. These works are presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the weekend, the fair hosts a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.
Hong Kong Book Fair is an international book fair and has established itself as a platform for cultural exchange, not just for Hongkong but the globe as a whole. The exhibition is divided into several themed zones representing various sectors in the world of publishing and ensuring that the Hongkong Book Fair keeps up with trends in the industry. Hongkong Book Fair is held annually and in conjunction with the the Hongkong Publishing Copyright Fair.
San Diego, United States of AmerciaJul 20-24, 2022
Originally showcasing primarily 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Going beyond the commonplace, Read My World explores the boundaries between literature and journalism, between here and there and draws attention to everything in between. It is a leading platform for the written and spoken word from all over the world. They create a space where everyone in the reading world can connect together; writers and storytellers, readers and listeners, publishers and translators.
The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. Every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a 4-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun! It is the world’s premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community.
Their mission is to bring together, in small, intimate settings, authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners, and learners. They are a festival of readers who appreciate discussing the ideas in literature.
The York Fair, which began in 1974, features over 220 of this country’s leading booksellers. The fair offers a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, and prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year, several dealers from overseas are welcome as well. You will find books over 500 years old, to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between.
The Festival of Women Writers has become a highly anticipated event, unique among cultural happenings in the Catskill Region, especially in Delaware County. The Festival will celebrate its tenth year in the Hobart Book Village, “the reading capital of New York State.” Since its inception, the Festival has created space for established and emerging women writers to share their insights and skills through a variety of writing activities and public readings with audiences throughout Delaware County, the state of New York, and beyond.
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.
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.
Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It’s a place for crime writers new and established. In the event readers can hang out with their favourite crime writers, enjoy entertaining as well as informative events during a weekend in September, covering a range of criminal subjects from fictional forensics, psychological thrillers, tartan noir, cosy crime and many more.
Since 2015 they have welcomed writers each year to learn, network and improve their craft. Their mission is to help writers excel and to provide opportunities for writers to network, enjoy Dublin, and learn from key industry professionals.
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.
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 2022 they aim to bring back a great line-up of authors. They will, once again, recognize the 15 Kansas Notable Books selected by the Kansas State Library. The Festival also will include a free pre-festival presentation by the iRead author (selected by the Mabee Library) plus a pre-festival recognition of the winner of the esteemed Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award. And this time we intend to have several activity tents in the exhibitor area plus author presentations aimed directly at children and youth.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is New York City’s largest free literary festival and connects readers with local, national and international authors and publishers during the course of a celebratory literary week. The Festival presents original programming and enthusiastically welcomes New York City’s cross cultural book readers as well as national and international attendees. The Festival is known for fostering creative dialogue among the authors, presenting new literary voices as well as established authors, and for serving the literary community by providing a highly visible platform for the work of authors and publishers.
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.
The 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!
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.
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 2022 festival.
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.
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.
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, and television. Panels & 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.
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.
Dealers from across North America and beyond descend annually upon Seattle, offering for sale thousands of collectible books, prints, maps, autographs, photographs, posters, postcards, ephemera, manuscripts, broadsides, fine bindings and more. Come tour the aisles of this most literate city’s beloved event. Meet with specialists from all over the world. Browse this veritable museum of cultural and historical artifacts. There is something interesting and unique to take home for all attendees on any budget.
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.
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.
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.
The 2022 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.
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.
The 7th edition of Mersin CNR Book Fair will host more than 500 signature days for nine days, as well as panels and interviews. The fair, which is expected to be visited by over 150 thousand book lovers, will be the most important cultural event in the region.
Each year the International Belgrade Book Fair attracts an increasing number of publishers from former Yugoslavia and the world. Belgrade became the place where Eastern and Western cultures meet. There are extensive side events are held at the fair. There are conferences, round table conferences, meetings with authors, public discussion panels and workshops. For the visitors, the book fair is an opportunity to find at one place and buy at special prices the books they are interested in, as well as to meet their favorite authors and discover the new ones, attending one of many programs.
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.
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 your 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.
The SIBF is a valuable opportunity for parents to ignite in their children a fondness for books and reading, and inspire a curiosity among them to learn about the world they live in. This 11-day event will witness participation of leading Arab and international writers, artists, intellectuals, cultural personalities, chefs and performers. Featured programmes will include discussions, debates, literary seminars, poetry readings, workshops for children and adults, cultural shows and edutainment exercises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston Book Fair is the annual fall gathering for book lovers and collectors, featuring the top selection of items available on the international literary market. It’s a gathering of U.S. and international dealers, sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
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 Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America. It is also an amazing cultural festival. Created 36 years ago by the University of Guadalajara, the Fair is aimed at professionals and the general public alike, a characteristic that sets it apart from other book fairs around the globe.
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.
No matter where you are in the world, there’s bound to be an international book fair nearby all year-round. As a bibliophile, nothing can compete with immersing yourself in an event catering to book lovers. Though, with the current health situation the way it stands, we would like to advise you to please adhere to your local precautions as well as the events’ regulations.