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Reykjavik Book Fair

Reykjavik Book Fair

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.

Interliber International Book Fair, Zagreb

Interliber International Book Fair, Zagreb

This November the Zagreb Fair will again become the in place. The most popular trade fair for all generations INTERLIBER returns from 12 – 17 November to bring joy to all book lovers.

Interliber is the largest literary event in Croatia and a platform for the promotion of books, writers, reading, science and knowledge that brings together the most important publishers and booksellers.

Interliber pavilions will present more than 300 exhibitors with books from various genres and for all ages. Numerous titles of world-known bestsellers and literary stars are just a part of an excellent offer of the best book fair in the region, equally interesting and attractive for children, business people and pensioners.

In a time when trends change almost daily, the need for lifelong learning is more pronounced than ever. Interliber offers the widest range of trade and business literature, textbooks and other aids for further training.

The youngest visitors will be led through the colorful world of books by the authors themselves. They will meet their heroes and discover new worlds. Choose a good-night story to read to children. Find something for yourself as well because children learn to love books by watching their parents read.

Visitors come to Interliber not only looking for new reading materials but also for interesting and diverse contents, ranging from presentations of new books, home and foreign authors, meetings and talks with authors, literary readings and workshops, awarding of literary prizes, auctions of old books, quiz shows, music programmes to expert meetings of publishers, booksellers and librarians, panel discussions…

NOVELTY at the Interliber Fair are education fairs for all generations. From 15 – 16 November 2019 the best Croatian and international high schools, colleges, language courses, adult education programmes and additional professional and business education will be presented.

FREE ADMISSION

Admission to Interliber is free for all visitors. During Interliber a total of 130,000 book lovers walk the “streets” of the Zagreb Fair every year.

“Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate  the dangerous seas of human life” J.L. Bennett

Buch Wien—International Book Fair

Buch Wien—International Book Fair

November is all about the book!

The BUCH WIEN is with more than 400 program points the largest industry event in the country and DAS Literaturevent Austria. For a week, the current books of this autumn and their authors take center stage in venues all over Vienna.

51,000 visitors, 100,000 books, 400 events, 400 stars, 30 locations, 20 nations – that was BUCH WIEN’s tenth birthday. In the year 2018, the philosopher Svenja Flaßpöhler gave one of the most popular opening speeches in the history of BUCH WIEN. The list of former opening speakers of BUCH WIEN can be found here .

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The 31st SISF celebrates old traditions and new connections, showcasing how music, dance and story communicate shared experiences that are ‘Beyond Words’.

Canada and Scotland have closely interwoven identities and histories, so SISF is delighted to headline ‘Canada-Scotland: Coast to Coast’ for its International Exchange, thanks to Festivals Expo support.

In this UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, First Nation and Scottish tradition bearers will share their story, dance and song inheritance, while contemporary narratives of exile, migration and cultural displacement search for mutual understanding and healing across a fractured world.

Invited guests will perform in Edinburgh, in collaboration with their Scottish compatriots, as well as tour Scotland, encouraging grassroots storytelling in the community, and pioneering the importance of storytelling to build inter-cultural bridges, which is expanded through our popular SISF Community Programme.

SISF will also have an expanded workshop and development strand, allowing opportunity for creatively exploring the values and actions of The Earth Charter at the ‘Global Storytelling Lab’.

The final days of the Festival will, in accord with Celtic tradition, lead into the Feast of Samhuinn.

Perfectly positioned with Scotland’s ‘A Year of Conversation 2019’, SISF will nurture a space to express shared human values, aspirations and hope for the future.

Whether you’re a storyteller yourself, a listener, or someone who is completely new to the craft, let SISF take you Beyond Words this autumn.

Liber, International Book Fair

Liber, International Book Fair

Liber, International Book Fair

The LIBER International Book Fair returns to Madrid from 9 to 11 October 2019 to celebrate its 37th year, with Sharjah as Guest of Honour. Organised by IFEMA and promoted by the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE), this year will be the largest international event for books in Spanish, offering business opportunities to major publishing houses and providing a boost to the book market.

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