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Bologna Children’s Book Fair – CANCELLED

March 30, 2020 - April 2, 2020

CANCELLED - The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 29,000 visitors from around 80 countries. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience over the past 50 years. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, extending to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licencors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world famous Illustrators BExhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.

Sigtuna Literary Festival

May 9, 2020

After a year's break, Sigtuna Literature Festival welcomes new and old visitors back to Sigtuna.  The goal is to continue to attract a wide audience and have Sigtuna city as an arena for exciting meetings and conversations, something both previous visitors and participants have shown appreciation for. New for the seventh edition of the Sigtuna Literature Festival that the festival is held in May instead of August and that the festival is scheduled for one day only. As part of…

Hay Festival Wales 2020

May 21, 2020 - May 31, 2020

The Hay Festival is a community celebration that blends literary conversation, immersive performances and interactive workshops with the best of the town’s seasonal shopping, and a chance to explore the famed natural surroundings in all their spring splendour.

The Norwegian Festival of Literature

May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 15, 2020 - August 31, 2020

The Book Festival welcomes around 900 authors from over 60 countries in more than 800 events for adults and children each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more.

Louisianna International Literature Festival, Denmark

August 20, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Since 2010 Louisiana Literature has become an annual event bringing together over 40 international and Danish authors and thousands of enthusiastic festival goers during the four-day festival.

Annual Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

September 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020

The festival is a 3 day extravaganza of international renown. A great programme of story swaps, concerts, historical walks and talks are organized every year.

38th Annual Catalan Book Week

September 4, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Book Week is the largest offering in the history of books in Catalan, with a wide range of activities of all kinds -- presentations, recitals, literary itineraries, talks, storytelling -- for children and adults, which also help to stimulate and promote reading in Catalan.

Festivaletteratura in Mantua

September 9, 2020 - September 13, 2020

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

Hay Festival Segovia

September 17, 2020 - September 20, 2020

Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world, with events for writers and audiences of all ages.

Bloody Scotland

September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020

Bloody Scotland offers a platform to shine a spotlight on new crime writing talent during the festival. Every year they offer intro spots at their events to new and emerging published crime writers, as well as awards to decorated writers.

Göteborg Book Fair

September 24, 2020 - September 27, 2020

The Göteborg Book Fair 2020 presents three themes: South Africa, Reading Promotion and Digital culture, and features seminars, dialogues on the Fair premises and in poetic performances.

2020 Madrid Book Fair

October 2, 2020 - October 18, 2020

Attend the 79th Madrid Book Fair where visitors to the fair can take advantage of special discounts. It is also an excellent opportunity to get well-known writers to sign their works as different publishing houses and booksellers have book-signing sessions at their stands every day.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

October 2, 2020 - October 11, 2020

The Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world's firsta nd longest running literature festival. It's a nonprofit event that highlights the best in global literature, featuring stimulatiing talks, readings, entertainment, and music.

Prague Writers’ Festival

October 8, 2020 - October 11, 2020

The Prague Writers' Festival is an annual event featuring public readings, conversations, publications and signings.

Helsinki Book Fair

October 22, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Helsinki Book Fair features 15 programme venues and more than 40 international literary guests . The programme consists of more than 800 debates and interviews, in addition to authors, speakers include politicians, artists, journalists and prominent figures.

Munich Literature Festival

November 11, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Munich celebrates the eleventh anniversary of its literary festival for 18 days this November. For two and a half weeks, international authors meet to explore non-fiction, literature, music, classics, thrillers, bookbinding, writing workshops and more.

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