Which international book fairs and festivals will you attend in 2019?

2 Seas Agency’s 2019 International Book Fair Calendar

2 Seas Agency’s 2019 International Book Fair Calendar

Which international book fairs and festivals will you attend in 2019?

2 Seas Agency has listed the international book fairs and festivals that will take place throughout the world in 2019.

Below information is subject to change, and we will, of course, do our best to keep this listing as much up to date as possible. Please contact us if you have additional information, or would like to report changes. Your comments and help are much appreciated!

Marleen at the 2016 Turin Book Fair, at the end of her 5-week European tour

MAY 2019 

Thessaloniki Book Fair, Greece
9 – 12 May

Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Ireland
2 – 6 May

Prague International Book Fair, Czech Republic
9 – 12 May

Turin International Book Fair, Italy
9 – 13 May

Jerusalem International Book Fair, Israel
12 – 15 May

Venezuela International Book Fair, Venezuela
15  – 18 May

Warsaw International Book Fair, Poland
23 – 26 May

Derek at the 2013 Bienal do Livro in Rio de Janeiro

International Arsenal Book Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
22 – 26 May

Hay Festival, Wales
23 May – 2 June

Madrid Book Fair, Spain
31 May – 16 June

Lisbon Book Fair, Portugal
29 May – 16 June

BookExpo America, New York, USA
30 May – 1 June

New York Rights Fair, New York, USA
29 – 31 May

Bookfest, Bucharest, Romania
29 May – 2 June

Tbilisi International Book Fair, Georgia

JUNE 2019

Seoul International Book Fair, Korea
19 – 23 June

JULY 2019

Hong Kong Book Fair, China
17 – 23 July

Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA
18 – 21 July

Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), Brazil
10 – 14 July

International Book Fair of Lima, Peru
19 July – 4 August

Marleen speaking at a panel on books in translation during the 2014 BookExpo America


Nepal International Book Fair, Nepal
14-20 August

Beijing International Book Fair, China
21 – 25 August

Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia
20 August – 8 September

Ghana International Book Fair, Accra, Ghana
29 August – 1 September


Moscow International Book Fair, Russia
4 – 8 September

South African Book Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
6 – 8 September

Indonesia International Book Fair, Indonesia

Lviv International Book and Literature Festival, Ukraine
18 – 22 September

Bloody Scotland, Stirling, UK
20 – 22 September

Marleen and Chrys at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair (© João Piedade)

Nairobi International Book Fair, Kenya

Amman International Book Fair, Amman, Jordan
26 September – 10 October

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden
26 – 29 September

Baku Book Fair, Azerbaijan


LIBER International Book Fair, Barcelona, Spain

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany
16 – 20 October

International Belgrade Book Fair, Serbia

Krakow International Book Fair, Poland
24 – 27 October

Antwerp Book Fair, Belgium

Books sold to Knaus Verlag in Germany through 2 Seas Agency, at the 2015 Leipzig Book Fair

Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
24 – 27 October


Sharjah International Book Fair, UAE
30 October – 9 November

Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, Russia
31 October – 4 November

Bibliotéka Bratislava, Slovakia
7 – 10 November

Vienna International Book Fair, Austria
6 – 10 November

Malta Book Festival, Valletta, Malta
6 – 10 November

Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, China
8 – 10 November

International Children and Young Adults Book Fair (FILIJ), Mexico
9 – 19 November

Istanbul Book Fair, Turkey
2 – 10 November

Interliber, Zagreb, Croatia
12 – 17 November

Salon du livre de Montréal, Canada
20 – 25 November

foreign rights

Marleen in action at the 2016 Guadalajara International Book Fair

Dublin Book Festival, Ireland
14 – 17 November

Gaudeamus Book Fair, Bucharest
dates TBC

Slovenian Book Fair, Ljubljana, Slovenia
20 – 25 November

FIL de Guadalajara, Mexico
23 November – 1 December

Pula Festival of Books and Authors, Croatia
29 November – 9 December

December 2019

Moscow Non/Fiction Book Fair, Russia
4 – 8 December

Più Libri Più Liberi (Rome Book Fair), Rome, Italy
4 – 8 December

Sofia International Book Fair, Bulgaria

Jeddah International Book Fair, Saudi Arabia
7 – 14 December


New Delhi World Book Fair, India

International Kolkata Book Fair, India

Jaipur Literature Festival, India

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême, France

Cairo Book Fair, Egypt

Marleen at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair


Lahore International Book Fair, Pakistan

Casablanca Book Fair, Morocco

Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana, Cuba

Taipei International Book Exhibition, Taiwan

Perth International Arts Festival, Australia

Brussels Book Fair, Belgium

Vilnius International Book Fair, Lithuania

MARCH 2020

Chrys at the 2016 Lisbon Book Fair

Riga Book Fair, Latvia

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE

London Book Fair, UK

Paris Book Fair, France

Leipzig Book Fair, Germany

Alexandrina International Book Fair, Egypt

Marleen and Chrys at the London Book Fair 2016 edition

Bangkok International Book Fair, Thailand
dates TBC

APRIL 2020

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy

Quebec International Book Fair, Canada

Bogota International Book Fair, Colombia

Budapest International Book Festival, Hungary

Istanbul International Literature Festival, Turkey

Santiago Book Fair, Chile

Chrys in front of the Sharjah International Book Fair, Expo Centre (November 2016)

Sant Jordi Festival, Barcelona, Spain
23 April

Geneva Book and Press Fair, Switzerland

Buenos Aires Book Fair, Argentina

Eurasian International Book Fair, Astana, Kazakhstan
dates TBC

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, UAE