Taipei International Book Exhibition

Taipei International Book Exhibition
The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) is one of the world’s largest book fairs. According to some sources, it is the fourth largest event of its kind in the world after the Frankfurt Book Fair, BookExpo America and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair as well as one of the most significant book fairs in Asia.

The Taipei International Book Exhibition was established in 1987. It is organized by the Taipei Book Fair Foundation under the supervision of the Government Information Office of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The fair is held at the Taipei World Trade Center which has been its main venue since 1998.

The exhibition originally focused on distribution and copyright negotiation between international publishers. Today, the Taipei International Book Exhibition is an event for both industry professionals and the general public featuring over 500 exhibitors. Publishers from all over the world come to Taipei to present their new books and announce the upcoming projects.

The exhibition is divided into several sections including General Books, Literature & Arts, Children’s Books, Comics & Animation, International Publishers, Digital Publishing, and Reading Accessories. Alongside the trade fair, the program of the exhibition includes over a hundred events of activities including Q&A sessions with authors, book signings, presentations, seminars and round tables, educational events, and more.

There’s a special segment of industry-related events for the exhibitors, booksellers, editors, translators, literary agents, and other industry professionals. It includes forums, seminars, workshops, and the Best Book of the Year award ceremony.

Each edition of the Taipei International Book Exhibition has a theme. Just like at most other international book fairs, the theme usually focuses on a certain country or region. The literature, culture and publishing industry of the featured country are showcased at the Country Pavilion.

If you want to attend the exhibition as a visitor, you have to buy a ticket. There are different types of tickets including a day pass, a week pass, and a night pass. The night pass is cheaper than the day pass, it allows to attend the exhibition from 5.30 pm to 8 pm. It’s a great option if you’re only interested in books and don’t intend to visit any of the special events.

Taipei International Book Exhibition

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