Leading Book Fairs around the Globe
Who does not know it, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's most important meeting point for publishers, book traders, authors, agents, journalists, service providers and buyers. It is the undisputed leader in the industry and receives intensive coverage from German and international newspapers and magazines as well as radio and television stations.
However, in addition to the Frankfurt Book Fair, there are numerous other trade fairs around the world, which play a leading role in their region. Usually at these events new media channels and ideas are introduced and rights and licenses negotiated. The cooperation with a dedicated host country, awards, readings and panels are also amongst the most common event features.
Bookmaking has a great cultural importance, especially in countries like Iran. The Book Fair in Tehran is considered the cultural highlight of the year with 5 million visitors. In countries with a high illiteracy rate, book fairs support the educational programme.
Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry's biggest trade fair - with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 270,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and around 9,300 accredited journalists in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries.
Frankfurt/Main, Germany - 14 - 18 October 2020
Leipzig Book Fair / Festival of Literature 'Leipzig liest'
The Leipzig book fair and its reading festival 'Leipzig reads' are the spring events of the book and media sector. Authors, readers and publishing companies meet to collect information, to engage in exchange and discover what is new.
Leipzig, Germany - 12 - 15 March 2020
Bologna Children's Book Fair
The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends.
Bologna, Italy - 30 March - 02 April 2020
The London Book Fair
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Our exhibitors come back every year because LBF provides them with the perfect platform to engage with customers, build brand awareness and do business.
London, United Kingdom - 10 - 12 March 2020
Bienal Internacional do Livro de São Paulo
International Book Fair
São Paulo International Book Fair is the place to meet the main publishers, bookstores and dealers, who have prepared their launches for this period. It attracts journalists, business people and writers from all over the world and with excellent media visibility. Besides the broad supply of quality books, it offers extensive cultural programming developed to build a taste for reading in over 800,000 people.
São Paulo, Brazil - 30 October - 08 November 2020
Beijing International Book Fair
The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), now held twenty times since its inception in 1986, continues to uphold its principle of 'introducing excellent books from around the world into China and leading Chinese books to the world'.
Beijing, China - 26 - 30 August 2020
Tehran International Book Fair
Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) is staged in Tehran early in May on an annual basis. The cultural event has turned into a landmark, momentous book fair in Middle East and Asia. Millions of visitors inspect the fair every year, including thousands of university students, scholars and their families. The event currently serves as the most significant cultural event in Iran.
Tehran, Iran - 14 - 24 April 2020
The largest publishing event in North America. BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. It's the best place to discover new titles and authors, network, and learn the latest trends during the BEA Content & Digital Conference. BEA offers three event-packed days, 600+ authors, hundreds of new titles, hundreds of exhibitors, four Author Stages, and access to the latest digital technologies at the Digital Discovery Zone (D2Z) brought to you by IDPF. BEA combines the largest selection of English language titles and is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, and book industry professionals in North America.
New York, USA - 27 - 29 May 2020
Guadalajara International Book Fair
The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America and one of the most important annual book fairs in the Spanish-speaking world.
Guadalajara , Mexico - 28 November - 06 December 2020
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is the most professionally organised, most ambitious and fastest growing book fair in the Middle East and North Africa. Over the years, exhibitors have benefited from venues such as the eZone, which showcases the latest in electronic media and digital content. The Illustrators' Corner has offered a platform for local and international talent to display their work and learn from market specialists. The fair is a major business initiative of KITAB, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 15 - 21 April 2020
Paris Book Fair
The Livre Paris is a book fair that brings publishers, French and international authors and over 150,000 avid readers together each year. A major cultural event in French public life, the book fair is highly appealing for its rich and varied programme and the many get-togethers it offers its visitors over four days: more than 800 events and activities featuring nearly 3,000 authors, who will be signing their books or taking the floor in talks and debates with readers.
Paris, France - 20 - 23 March 2020
Turin International Book Exhibition
The appointment with the Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino returns every year in May at Lingotto, the famous Fiat plant with the spiral ramp and roof-top test track, a masterpiece of industrial archaeology. Since 1988 the Salone has grown to the current 276,000 visitors and over 1,200 exhibitors, 1,400 events and more than 2,000 authors and guests.
Turin, Italy - 14 - 18 May 2020
Buenos Aires International Book Fair
The largest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world, this fair combines offerings for the publishing industry, literary community, and general public all together. It's one of the longest book fairs in the world with a duration of almost three weeks.
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 30 April - 18 May 2020