2 Seas Agency’s 2018 International Book Fair Calendar

Which international book fairs and festivals will you attend in 2018?

2 Seas Agency has listed the international book fairs and festivals that will take place throughout the world in 2018.

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!



March 2018

Chrys at the 2016 Lisbon Book Fair

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE
1 – 10 March

Tempo di Libri, Milan, Italy
8 – 12 March

Leipzig Book Fair, Germany
15 – 18 March

Paris Book Fair, France
16 – 19 March

Alexandrina International Book Fair, Egypt
22 March – 4 April

Marleen and Chrys at the London Book Fair 2016 edition

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy
26 – 29 March

Bangkok International Book Fair, Thailand
26 March – 9 April

April 2018

London Book Fair, UK
10 – 12 April

Quebec International Book Fair, Canada
11 – 15 April

Bogota International Book Fair, Colombia
17 April – 2 May

Budapest International Book Festival, Hungary
19 – 22 April

Sant Jordi Festival, Barcelona, Spain
23 April

Geneva Book and Press Fair, Switzerland
25 – 29 April

Buenos Aires Book Fair, Argentina
26 April – 14 May

Eurasian International Book Fair, Astana, Kazakhstan
25 – 28 April

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, UAE
25 April – 1 May

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

May 2018

Thessaloniki Book Fair, Greece
3 – 6 May

Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Ireland
3 – 7 May

Teheran International Book Fair, Iran
2 – 12 May

Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival, Turkey
4 – 13 May

Nigeria International Book Fair, Lagos
dates TBC

Prague International Book Fair, Czech Republic
10 – 13 May

Turin International Book Fair, Italy
10 – 14 May

Warsaw International Book Fair, Poland
17 – 20 May

Derek at the 2013 Bienal do Livro in Rio de Janeiro

Tbilisi International Book Fair, Georgia
25 – 28 May

Hay Festival, Wales
24 May – 3 June

Madrid Book Fair, Spain
25 May – 10 June

Lisbon Book Fair, Portugal
25 May – 13 June

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

New York Rights Fair, New York, USA
30 May – 1 June

Bookfest, Bucharest, Romania
30 May – 3 June

June 2018

Seoul International Book Fair, Korea
20 – 24 June

Lit Link Festival, Croatia
dates TBC

July 2018

Hong Kong Book Fair, China
18 – 24 July

Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), Brazil
25 – 29 July

International Book Fair of Lima, Peru
20 July – 5 August

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

August 2018

Shanghai Book Fair, China
dates TBC

Belt and Road Book Fair, Shandong, China
dates TBC

Beijing International Book Fair, China
22 – 26 August

Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia
24 August – 2 September

September 2018

Moscow International Book Fair, Russia
5 – 9 September

South African Book Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
7 – 9 September

Indonesia International Book Fair, Indonesia
12 – 16 September

Bloody Scotland, Stirling, UK
21 – 23 September

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

Lviv International Book and Literature Festival, Ukraine
dates TBC

Colombo International Book Fair, Sri Lanka
dates TBC

Baku International Book Fair, Azerbaijan
dates TBC

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden
27 – 30 September

Nairobi International Book Fair, Kenya
dates TBC

October 2018

LIBER International Book Fair, Barcelona, Spain
dates TBC

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany
10 – 14 October

Doha International Book Fair, Qatar
dates TBC

Antwerp Book Fair, Belgium
28 October – 11 November

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

Santiago Book Fair, Chile
dates TBC

BookExpo Australia, Sidney
dates TBC

Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
25 – 28 October

International Belgrade Book Fair, Serbia
dates TBC

November 2018

Sharjah International Book Fair, UAE
31 October – 11 November

Bibliotéka Bratislava, Slovakia
8 – 11 November

Venezuela International Book Fair, Venezuela
dates TBC

Vienna International Book Fair, Austria
7 – 11 November

Malta Book Festival, Valletta, Malta
dates TBC

foreign rights

Marleen in action at the 2016 Guadalajara International Book Fair

Dublin Book Festival, Ireland
dates TBC

Istanbul Book Fair, Turkey
10 – 18 November

International Children and Young Adults Book Fair (FILIJ), Mexico
dates TBC

Salon du livre de Montréal, Canada
dates TBC

Gaudeamus Book Fair, Bucharest
dates TBC

Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, China
dates TBC

Slovenian Book Fair, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dates TBC

Reykjavik Book Fair, Iceland
dates TBC

FIL de Guadalajara, Mexico
dates TBC

Moscow Non/Fiction Book Fair, Russia
dates TBC

Doha International Book Fair, Doha, Qatar
dates TBC

Beirut International Book Fair, Lebanon
dates TBC

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

December 2018

Pula Festival of Books and Authors, Croatia
dates TBC

Più Libri Più Liberi (Rome Book Fair), Rome, Italy
dates TBC

Sofia International Book Fair, Bulgaria
dates TBC

Jeddah International Book Fair, Saudi Arabia
dates TBC

January 2019

New Delhi World Book Fair, India
dates TBC

Marleen at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair: 2 Seas Agency’s very first book fair participation, just a few months after its launch!

Jaipur Literature Festival, India
dates TBC

International Kolkata Book Fair, India
dates TBC

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême, France
dates TBC

February 2019

Lahore International Book Fair, Pakistan
dates TBC

Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana, Cuba
dates TBC

Taipei International Book Exhibition, Taiwan
dates TBC

Casablanca Book Fair, Morocco
dates TBC

Perth International Arts Festival, Australia
dates TBC

Brussels Book Fair, Belgium
dates TBC

Vilnius International Book Fair, Lithuania
dates TBC

Riga Book Fair, Latvia
dates TBC

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