2 Seas Agency’s 2021 International Book Fair Calendar

2 Seas Agency’s 2021 International Book Fair Calendar

If they take place, which international book fairs and festivals would you like to attend in 2021?

Each year, 2 Seas Agency lists international book fairs and festivals that will take place throughout the world in a handy, easy-to-navigate book fair calendar.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these events have been happening either virtually or were cancelled altogether.

At the time of writing (late December 2020), there is still a lot of uncertainty about when, how, or even if these events will take place in 2021.

That is why this year in particular, the below information is subject to change. 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 are much appreciated and will help us improve our popular international book fair calendar.

We look forward to seeing you all in person again in the not-too-distant future!

January 2021

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

Manila International Book Fair, Philippines
1 – 3 January

Taipei International Book Exhibition, Taiwan
26 – 31 January

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE
29 January – 13 February

February 2021

Delhi Book Fair, India (online)
6 – 14 February

Jaipur Literature Festival, India (online)
19 – 21 & 26 – 28 February

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

March 2021

Interliber, Zagreb, Croatia
23 – 28 March

Moscow Non/Fiction Book Fair, Russia
24 – 28 March

Bangkok International Book Fair, Thailand
24 March

International Kolkata Book Fair, India
dates TBC

April 2021

Quebec International Book Fair, Canada
7 – 11 April

Eurasian International Book Fair, Astana, Kazakhstan
21 – 25 April

Budapest International Book Festival, Hungary
22 – 25 April

Sant Jordi Festival, Barcelona, Spain
23 April

Geneva Book and Press Fair, Switzerland
28 April – 2 May

Chrys at the 2016 Lisbon Book Fair

Alexandrina International Book Fair, Egypt
dates TBC

Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Ireland
dates TBC

May 2021

Jerusalem International Book Forum Jerusalem
2 – 6 May

Vilnius International Book Fair, Lithuania
6 – 9 May

Riga Book Fair, Latvia
7 – 9 May

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, UAE
23 – 29 May

Turin International Book Fair, Italy
13 – 17 May

U.S. Book Show, USA (online)
26 – 28 May

International Arsenal Book Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
26 – 30 May

Leipzig Book Fair, Germany
27 – 30 May

Hay Festival, Wales
27 May – 6 June

Paris Book Fair, France
28 – 31 May

Marleen and Chrys at the 2016 London Book Fair

Tbilisi International Book Fair, Georgia
30 May – 2 June

Venezuela International Book Fair, Venezuela
dates TBC

Warsaw International Book Fair, Poland
dates TBC

Madrid Book Fair, Spain
dates TBC

Bookfest, Bucharest, Romania
dates TBC

June 2021

Prague International Book Fair, Czech Republic
10 – 13 June

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy
14 – 17 June

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême, France
24 – 27 June

Albuquerque Comic Con, Albuquerque, USA
25 – 27 June

London Book Fair, UK
29 June – 1 July

Cairo Book Fair, Egypt
30 June – 15 July

Istanbul International Literature Festival, Turkey
dates TBC

Marleen with co-agent Yijae Kim/KCC and Key Media at the 2019 Seoul International Book Fair

Seoul International Book Fair, Korea
dates TBC

July 2021

Hong Kong Book Fair, China
14 – 20 July

International Book Fair of Lima, Peru
dates TBC

Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA
dates TBC

Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), Brazil
dates TBC

Santiago Book Fair, Chile
dates TBC

August 2021

Bogota International Book Fair, Colombia
9 – 23 August

Ghana International Book Fair, Accra, Ghana
26 – 29 August

Nepal International Book Fair, Nepal
dates TBC

Beijing International Book Fair, China
dates TBC

Derek at the 2013 Bienal do Livro in Rio de Janeiro

Lisbon Book Fair, Portugal
dates TBC

September 2021

Bienal do Livro in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
3 – 12 September

Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia
3 – 12 September

Moscow International Book Fair, Russia
8 – 12 September

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden
23 – 26 September

South African Book Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
dates TBC

Indonesia International Book Fair, Indonesia
dates TBC

Lviv International Book and Literature Festival, Ukraine
dates TBC

Bloody Scotland, Stirling, UK
dates TBC

Nairobi International Book Fair, Kenya
dates TBC

October 2021

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany
20 – 24 October

LIBER International Book Fair, Barcelona, Spain
dates TBC

International Belgrade Book Fair, Serbia
dates TBC

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

Krakow International Book Fair, Poland
dates TBC

Antwerp Book Fair, Belgium
dates TBC

Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
dates TBC

Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, Russia
dates TBC

Istanbul Book Fair, Turkey
dates TBC

November 2021

Sharjah International Book Fair, UAE
3 – 13  November

Vienna International Book Fair, Austria
10 – 14 November

Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, China
19 – 21 November

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

FIL de Guadalajara, Mexico
27 November – 5 December

Thessaloniki Book Fair, Greece
dates TBC

Bibliotéka Bratislava, Slovakia
dates TBC

Malta Book Festival, Valletta, Malta
dates TBC

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

Salon du livre de Montréal, Canada
dates TBC

Dublin Book Festival, Ireland
dates TBC

Gaudeamus Book Fair, Bucharest

dates TBC

Slovenian Book Fair, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dates TBC

December 2021

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Marleen in action at the 2016 Guadalajara International Book Fair

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

Buenos Aires Book Fair, Argentina
dates TBC

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