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A TRADITION GOING BACK 16 YEARS

MAY 9-12, 2019

Thessaloniki International Book Fair
It is the most important yearly event for the book and the professionals of the field organized in our country; a cultural institution with international character that has changed the landscape of the book industry and has become a reference point for all readers and bibliophiles.

The Thessaloniki International Book Fair stands for
Thematic Tributes / Literary Meetings / New Writers’ Festival / Translation Festival / Discussions, Workshops, Talks / Round Tables / Professional Meetings / Literary Café / Screenings / Visual Arts and Theatrical Events / Children’s Corner / Teenagers’ Forum / Educators’ Corner.

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The 16th TBF will take place from May 9 to May 12, 2019, at the International Exhibition and Congress Centre of Thessaloniki (TIF-Helexpo). The Spanish-speaking countries are being honored this year and “The Crowd as a Protagonist in Literature and History” will be its focal point.
It is organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in collaboration with TIF-HELEXPO, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, associations of Greek publishers as well as independent publishers. It is supported by the Hellenic Parliament and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

 
Here you can watch the 10-minute and the 35-minute presentations
of the TBF.
 
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A new objective that the Thessaloniki International Book Fair has pursued since 2017 –and has more rigorously stressed since 2018– is to establish the space
for a more democratic public dialogue, where burning issues defining our day and age can be fearlessly and decidedly addressed as they have given rise to considerable controversy.
A book fair can merely raise questions, in much the same way as books put forward issues and attempt to explore possible solutions;
or rather, a book fair can try to sharpen the readers’ judgment so that they seek the answers to several questions themselves.
 

Record-breaking number of visitors, events and participants for the 16th Thessaloniki Book Fair


C urtain came down on the 16th Thessaloniki Book Fair (May 9-12, 2019), which is estimated to have been visited by 60,000 people, a figure which was higher by 10,000 compared to the number of visitors last year and exceeded considerably the number of visitors in the previous years. The fair developed a manifold program, which involved 500 events with 900 participants. The majority of the events were organized by 290 publishers, who claimed that they were satisfied with their participation and were left with the best impressions. Having the cutting-edge thematic areas of the book fair as their starting point, the events organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and those organized by the publishers raised questions, sparked discussions and built channels of communication between writers and book professionals from all over the world.

Program of Events

Here you can find the program of events of the 16th TBF and here you can click on the program of the Children’s Corner.

Photographs

Photographs of the 15th Thessaloniki International Book Fair can be found here as well as in the page of motionteam (here).

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