South African Bookfairs 

(International bookfairs too!)

Our literary calendar, jam-packed with bookfairs and other book-events that are hosted within South African and further abroad. Come on and take a look!

* Events are subject to last minute changes. Make sure to check with the event organisers before arriving. You have been warned.

Further Reading

The Top 5 International Book Fairs – November and December 2022

The Top 5 International Book Fairs – November and December 2022

As the year starts to wind down, I believe we can all agree that we are looking forward to a well-deserved year-end break and some fun, festive events. Luckily for book-lovers and those in the publishing industry, there are still some excellent book fairs to look forward to before we greet 2022 farewell. Read on for all the details on our picks for the top international book fairs taking place during November and December 2022.

A short guide to book fairs during October 2022

A short guide to book fairs during October 2022

October is a busy month for book fairs all around the world. Both locally and further abroad, the coming month is sure to provide many opportunities to share ideas, network and learn. Whether you are lucky enough to hop on a plane or will be checking out the events in your own backyard, read on for all the details.

Cape Town To Host Upcoming Open Book Festival 

Cape Town To Host Upcoming Open Book Festival 

As someone who read their way through most of their hometown’s small library before starting high school and where a single book signing was held in all that time, having an exciting series of events like the Cape Town Open Book Festival to look forward to makes my bookish heart truly happy. 

South African Bookfairs and Festivals for 2022 – So Far…

South African Bookfairs and Festivals for 2022 – So Far…

The team and I scoured the South African internet landscape to find local book fairs and events for those of you looking to get your bums off chairs and into…well, different chairs. But around other people this time. Here are the results our search yielded for the year ahead.

The demise of the traditional book fair in the time of Covid

The demise of the traditional book fair in the time of Covid

Unlike the recent Tokyo Olympics which took place despite extenuating circumstances and a cost of about $28 billion, many book fairs across the globe have not been so lucky. Some events were postponed or held digitally with hybrid models also part of the...