Helsinki Book Fair is the most important event for lovers of literature and book industry professionals in Finland. It brings together the brightest stars of Finnish literature and the most promising new talents. The themes at this year’s book fair include the freedom of speech, songwriting and American literature and culture.
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. The total number of performers is more than 1,000.
An important cultural forum
More than 300 publishers, bookstores and second-hand booksellers take part in Helsinki Book Fair every year. Helsinki Book Fair is hosted by Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre in cooperation with the Finnish Book Publishers Association and the Booksellers’ Association of Finland.
Helsinki Book Fair also features an Antiquarian Book Exhibition co-hosted with the Finnish Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. More than 84,000 literature fans visited the fair last year.