The Antwerp Book Fair is a business to consumer fair organized by the Flemish trade sector organization: the non-profit association ‘Boek.be’. This association embodies the landscape of the book sector in Flanders and reunites book publishers (both trade, scholar/academic/professional publishers, importers) and booksellers (independent stores, book chain members and online booksellers).The fair dates back to 1932 and was always located in Antwerp, the heart of the publishing industry in Flanders. The number of visitors increases yearly. When the book fair was hosted in one of the remaining building of the World Expo in 1971 the fair welcomed 85,000 visitors. In 2016 the fair received 150,000 visitor in the same location. The Antwerp Book Fair hosts book publishers and booksellers of Flanders who are members of the Flemish Book Publishers Association and the Flemish Booksellers Association. The book fair offers a wide spectrum of books published in or imported to Flanders. School/text books as well as scientific books for the professional and trade books in the most general sense can be found at the fair. A dedicated area is foreseen for partnerships, digital trends or innovation in the book publishing sector, where publishers and booksellers can promote their digital products and services during the fair.
We are hosting an event at Flanders House, together with the German Book Office , the Flemish Literature Fund & the Dutch Foundation For Literature, to celebrate the fact that Flanders & The Netherlands are the guests of honor at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Organized by the German Book Office, Flemish Literature Fund & the Dutch Foundation For Literature.
Please RSVP by September 20th to the German Book Office at [email protected]