2024 Bookfairs

Our literary calendar, jam-packed with bookfairs and other book-events for the 2023 year hosted within (South) Africa 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

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...

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