This is the biggest book fair in the annual calendar and is attended by authors and publishers, booksellers and librarians, art dealers and illustrators, agents and journalists, information brokers and readers. It is the world’s largest marketplace for trading in publishing rights and licenses.
The next fair will take place from 9–13 October 2013.
The Guest of Honour is is Brazil.
This book fair will take place for the fifth time in November 2013.
The fair will provide a forum for trade and business while working closely with a week-long book festival of readings and discussions in Vienna.
This Book Fair, at the end of November every year, is considered to be the most important gathering of the publishing and literary sector in the Spanish-speaking world, and is accompanied by an extensive cultural and artistic programme. In 2010 more than 1900 publishers from 43 countries and 600,000 visitors – book professionals, librarians, literary agents, authors, illustrators and general visitors of all ages – attended. In 2011, in its 25th anniversary, Germany was the Fair's as guest of honour.
Held in March, this is a major event in the German-language publishing calendar. A wide variety of venues in the town host readings and discussions in addition to the activities at the fair site itself. A good chance to experience writers live – very much a festival for the public as well as professionals.
For more information see the feature in our Autumn 2007 issue.
Next fair: 13–16 March 2014
Held in the spring, this is the most important event internationally for children’s publishing professionals.
Next fair: 25–28 March 2013
The London Book Fair is the major spring forum for booksellers, publishers, librarians and book production services worldwide.
Held in Earls Court, next year’s fair is from 15–17 April 2013.
This is the biggest fair in the United States and both a national and international event.
Next year it will be held in New York City:
30 May –1 June 2013
For a comprehensive list of international book fairs and events from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona to Belgrade see The Booksellers Association website.