[Last Updated February 3rd]

Welcome to 2023! (A little late, I know…) Here are the bookfairs for the first part of the year.

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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 StartDate EndBookfair NameLocationWebsiteFacebook
12 January 202314 January 2023Black Ink Book FestivalCharleston, SC, United StateswebsiteFacebook
14 January 202322 January 2023Çukurova Book FairIstanbul, TurkeywebsiteFacebook
19 January 202323 January 2023Jaipur Literature FestivalJaipur, IndiawebsiteFacebook
24 January 202306 February 2023Cairo International Book FairCairo, EgyptwebsiteFacebook
26 January 202329 January 2023Angoulême Comic Books FestivalFrancewebsiteFacebook
27 January 202328 January 2023Sunshine State Book FestivalGainesville, Floridawebsite 
31 January 202312 February 2023International Kolkata Book FairKolkata, IndiawebsiteFacebook
10 February 202312 February 2023Lifeline Canberra: EPIC BookfairCanberra, Australiawebsite 
16 February 202319 February 2023Paisley Book FestivalPaisley, ScotlandwebsiteFacebook
01 March 202305 March 2023Lahore International Book FairJohar Town Lahore, PakistanwebsiteFacebook
03 March 202304 March 2023North Texas Teen Book FestivalIrving Convention Center, Texas, USwebsiteFacebook
03 March 202305 March 2023Latvian Book FairInternational Exhibition Center, LatviawebsiteFacebook
06 March 202309 March 2023Bologna Children’s Book FairBologna, ItalywebsiteFacebook
10 March 202313 March 2023Nigeria International Book FairLagos, NigeriawebsiteFacebook
21 March 202321 March 2023 2023 Jewish Literary FestivalCape Town, South AfricawebsiteFacebook
22 March 202326 March 2023Salon du Livre de GenèveGeneva, SwitzerlandwebsiteFacebook
25 March 202305 February 2023New Delhi World Book FairNew Delhi, IndiawebsiteFacebook
30 March 202309 April 202321st Bangkok International Book FairBangkok, Thailandwebsite 
18 April 202320 April 2023The London Book FairLondon, U.KwebsiteFacebook
21 April 202323 April 2023Festival du Livre de ParisGrand Palais de l’Ephémère, PariswebsiteFacebook
27 April 202330 April 2023Leipzig Book Fair 2023GermanywebsiteFacebook
27 April 202315 May 2023Buenos Aires International Book FairArgentinawebsiteFacebook
19 May 202321 May 2023Franschhoek Literary FestivalFranschhoek, Western CapewebsiteFacebook
27 May 202327 May 2023Kingsmead Book FairJohannesburg, South AfricawebsiteFacebook
14 June 202318 June 2023Seoul International Book FairSeoul, KoreawebsiteFacebook
08 September 202310 September 2023Open Book FestivalCape Town, South AfricawebsiteFacebook
18 October 202323 October 2023Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurt, GermanywebsiteFacebook
27 October 202329 October 2023Jozi Book FairJohannesburg, South AfricawebsiteFacebook
02 November 202313 December 2023Feria internacional del Libro de SantiagoChilewebsiteFacebook
25 November 202303 December 2023Guadalajara International Book FairGuadalajara, MexicowebsiteFacebook

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