The book and author fair in Pula responds to contemporary literature and social complexity of a country that, from a Croatian perspective, is quiet and alone in dealing with its multilayered features: from multilingualism, through ethnic motifs. With a fair theme of freedom and a regional focus on Macedonia, creating an transnational discourse between these two Balkan states. More than 200 publishers from Croatia and other countries will exhibit at the Fair, with hundreds of books and programs, including up to 60,000 visitors altogether. Talks, conferences, tribunes and roundtables, exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances feature dozens of voices, many of which have become part of the cultural memory of the city such as: Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk, Péter Esterházy, Luko Paljetak. The program of the Fair centers around multiculturalism, affirmation of internal and European regionalism, and the maintenance and promotion of the peculiarities of literary culture. Never fully classified, always in dialogue, the creators and guests of the Fair meet in Pula, the marginal point of that social UUIreality, clinging to the catalog of ideals being shared – namely freedom.
The Montreuil Children Book Fair is an annual appointment organized around various themes: comics, art, cinema, teens, small-children’s books, digital books, media and voice. Meet exhibitors, authors and illustrators who will be waiting for you in this children’s literature adventure. Every year, workshops are organized as well as meetings with authors for autograph-signing sessions, dedications and readings. Guided visits are proposed to visitors, individuals, school groups and groups from leisure centers.
So visit the Montreuil Paris children’s book fair, an annual event which features exhibitions on works in the company of many leading French illustrators who are only too happy to sign books for children and adults; buy your books directly to the publishers.
Teachers, parents and children, librarians, booklovers and art students, not to mention authors and illustrators are invited to the French children’s book fair Montreuil Paris!
The 35th Slovenian Book Fair is more than just a fair. It is the largest meeting point for publishers, book marketers, authors, and readers of all ages. The air vibrates over these six days with book and culture talks. There are more than three hundred free companion events, talks, signatures, presentations, awards where visitors can meet their favorite authors face-to-face.
This iteration celebrates the 200th anniversary of the death of Valentin Vodnik. He was a poet, writer, priest, literary critic, linguist, translator, teacher, editor, journalist, archaeologist, and tourist. Valentin Vodnik was one of the most famous representatives of the Enlightenment in Slovenia, founding ideas of the modern period of European culture and history.
The Reykjavik Book Fair has been an annual event in the City of Literature since Reykjavík became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2011. The fair is jointly hosted by the Icelandic Publishers Association and the Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature office. It is held during one weekend in late November. The fair is open to all and entrance is free of charge. The first few years it was located at the Reykjavik City Hall but moved to Harpa, the Reykjavik Concert Hall and Convention Center in 2016.
The fair gives a great overview of the Icelandic ‘Christmas Book Flood’, accompanied by a diverse literary programme for kids and adults. Guests can enjoy readings, discussions, story hours for children, exhibitions, music, games etc., all connected to books published in Iceland during the year in question. The fair is thus not a business to business fair, but rather a business to customer fair with the purpose of introducing in one place the bulk of Icelandic publishing in all genres. Readers can look at books in the booths hosted by a great majority of Icelandic publishers, talk to publishers and writers about these books, meet other readers, and enjoy the rich literary programme hosted by the City of Literature.
See full program in Icelandic here.
Children’s Book Forum – Take the family for a wild weekend in the world of books.
Here you can hear great stories, attend fun workshops and competitions or (maybe) meet your favorite author. In 2018, you could meet: Anders Matthesen, Jacob Riising, Sebastian Klein, Lene Kaaberbøl, Gurli Gris, Motor Mille, Jakob Martin Strid, Kenneth Bøgh Andersen and Hella Joof.[email protected][email protected]