The Complete International Book Fairs Calendar for 2017

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A new year means a new excuse to devour a fresh pile of books! In the following 12 months, there’s plenty of opportunities to walk along shelves piled high with books.  This year’s book fairs and exhibitions are waiting for you to find the latest literary gems and lighten your wallet.

An infographic of all the book fairs in 2017

No matter what you seek and what you love, you’ll find unmissable opportunities in all the various aspects of the literary universe:

  • New and upcoming trends
  • Digital publishing and eBooks
  • Crucial discussions and workshops
  • Book signings by world-famed authors
  • Keynote speakers from around the world
  • Antique books
  • Niche literature (Haiku, Indie, comics, etc.)

Here’s just a taster of this year’s top options for book fairs around the world. Are you ready to dive into our list?

Book fairs in The Middle East

The region has a long literary history and huge number of well known writers. There is also an increasing number of books translated into other languages and literary prizes, making a trip to its many book fairs well worth it.

International Book Fairs 2017 - Middle East

Book fairs in Asia

Well renowned for their natural and historical richness, book fairs in Asia and Australasia are still well worth the visit. With such a rich range of different literary styles available coming from these regions, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

International Book Fairs 2017 - Asia

Book fairs in Africa

Africa’s rich and deep oral tradition has also been joined by an equally rich written tradition. The likes of Chinua Achebe, Nadim Gordimer and Wole Soyinke have all produced must-buy gems for readers.

International Book Fairs 2017 - Africa

Book fairs in Europe

With a huge chunk of publishing Europe-focused, you’re thoroughly torn for choice, whether it’s children’s literature, classics, or more unusual reads. Readers will have a hard time deciding what to pick up at the following book fairs.

International Book Fairs 2017 - Europe

Book fairs in North America

Whether its Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway or Jack Kerouac, you’ll have too much to choose from at these book fairs. Antique books are also big business, so why not pick up a first edition whilst you’re there too?

International Book Fairs 2017 - North America

Book fairs in South America

You can combine history, natural beauty and good reading all in one go at any of these book fairs. And with plenty of South American authors making it big internationally, you’ll end up buying them all.

International Book Fairs 2017 - South America

Book fairs in Australasia

Australasia’s natural scenery and famous beaches are a great escape. But why not try any of its equally fantastic book fairs, which offer book lovers as many gems? You can even take your loot to the beach with you!

International Book Fairs 2017 - Australasia

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Happy book-hunting 🙂

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