Warsaw Book Fair

Warsaw Book Fair
Photo: book-expo.pl
The Warsaw Book Fair (Warszawskie Targi Książki) is an international trade fair for books held in the capital of Poland each May. It was founded in 2010 by a group of Polish publishers that wanted to boost the country’s publishing industry and a Warsaw-based fair organizer, Murator Expo.

Although the Warsaw Book Fair doesn’t have a particularly long history unlike other major European book fairs and literary festivals, it offers rich and diverse programming. The fair features over 800 exhibitors from 25 countries, more than 1,000 authors and other guests, and nearly 1,500 events and activities for visitors of all ages. Its attendance is over 70,000 (as of 2016) and continues to grow.

The book expo showcases all kinds and genres of books including all kinds of fiction, books for children and teenagers, science and academic books, popular science books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopaedias, albums and art books, guidebooks, DIY books, comic books, audiobooks, e-books, and more. Other types of media are exhibited too such as newspapers, periodicals, multimedia, etc.

The Warsaw Book Fair is caters to different kinds of visitors including book lovers, authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, translators, booksellers, librarians, educators, literary critics, and anyone in between.

There are exciting events and activities for attendees of all ages and backgrounds. They include book launches, meetings with authors, book signings, debates, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and more. Besides, each installment of the fair has a Guest of Honor. It is a country or region whose literature, culture and publishing industry are heavily featured in the program.

The Warsaw Book Fair provides a great chance to buy new books and bestsellers at good prices, get a book signed by a famous author, participate in numerous activities (including attractions for children and teenagers and family events), visit the comic zone or academic book sector, and more. One of the most important literary events in Poland, it is a must-attend event for book lovers.

Warsaw International Book Fair

Photo: Polish Institute of International Affairs




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