[Last Updated February 3rd]
Welcome to 2023! (A little late, I know…) Here are the bookfairs for the first part of the year.
Let’s take a look at some of the bookfairs happening this year around the world.
- Please note, this list is not extensive. For a clearer idea of the bookfairs in your specific country, I recommend browsing the additional links found at the bottom of our events page.
- Always double-check event location and date details directly on the bookfair website. Things can change on short notice.
- If you want to add your event, simply pop a comment down below with the important details, such as dates, event name, and links for people to find out more.
2023 Bookfair Calendar
|Date Start||Date End||Bookfair Name||Location||Website|
|12 January 2023||14 January 2023||Black Ink Book Festival||Charleston, SC, United States||website|
|14 January 2023||22 January 2023||Çukurova Book Fair||Istanbul, Turkey||website|
|19 January 2023||23 January 2023||Jaipur Literature Festival||Jaipur, India||website|
|24 January 2023||06 February 2023||Cairo International Book Fair||Cairo, Egypt||website|
|26 January 2023||29 January 2023||Angoulême Comic Books Festival||France||website|
|27 January 2023||28 January 2023||Sunshine State Book Festival||Gainesville, Florida||website|
|31 January 2023||12 February 2023||International Kolkata Book Fair||Kolkata, India||website|
|10 February 2023||12 February 2023||Lifeline Canberra: EPIC Bookfair||Canberra, Australia||website|
|16 February 2023||19 February 2023||Paisley Book Festival||Paisley, Scotland||website|
|01 March 2023||05 March 2023||Lahore International Book Fair||Johar Town Lahore, Pakistan||website|
|03 March 2023||04 March 2023||North Texas Teen Book Festival||Irving Convention Center, Texas, US||website|
|03 March 2023||05 March 2023||Latvian Book Fair||International Exhibition Center, Latvia||website|
|06 March 2023||09 March 2023||Bologna Children’s Book Fair||Bologna, Italy||website|
|10 March 2023||13 March 2023||Nigeria International Book Fair||Lagos, Nigeria||website|
|21 March 2023||21 March 2023||2023 Jewish Literary Festival||Cape Town, South Africa||website|
|22 March 2023||26 March 2023||Salon du Livre de Genève||Geneva, Switzerland||website|
|25 March 2023||05 February 2023||New Delhi World Book Fair||New Delhi, India||website|
|30 March 2023||09 April 2023||21st Bangkok International Book Fair||Bangkok, Thailand||website|
|18 April 2023||20 April 2023||The London Book Fair||London, U.K||website|
|21 April 2023||23 April 2023||Festival du Livre de Paris||Grand Palais de l’Ephémère, Paris||website|
|27 April 2023||30 April 2023||Leipzig Book Fair 2023||Germany||website|
|27 April 2023||15 May 2023||Buenos Aires International Book Fair||Argentina||website|
|19 May 2023||21 May 2023||Franschhoek Literary Festival||Franschhoek, Western Cape||website|
|27 May 2023||27 May 2023||Kingsmead Book Fair||Johannesburg, South Africa||website|
|14 June 2023||18 June 2023||Seoul International Book Fair||Seoul, Korea||website|
|08 September 2023||10 September 2023||Open Book Festival||Cape Town, South Africa||website|
|18 October 2023||23 October 2023||Frankfurt Book Fair||Frankfurt, Germany||website|
|27 October 2023||29 October 2023||Jozi Book Fair||Johannesburg, South Africa||website|
|02 November 2023||13 December 2023||Feria internacional del Libro de Santiago||Chile||website|
|25 November 2023||03 December 2023||Guadalajara International Book Fair||Guadalajara, Mexico||website|
South African Bookfairs 2023
For those of you from (or at least interested in) the South African literary scene, here are the events I could find information from as of the date of writing. I really hope we will have a busier book year than this list implies.
Jewish Literary Festival = 21 March 2023
Franschhoek Literary Festival = 21 May 2023
Kingsmead Book Fair = 27 May 2023
Open Book Festival = 8-10 September 2023
Jozi Book Fair = 10-12 November 2023