2 Seas Agency’s 2020 International Book Fair Calendar

2 Seas Agency’s 2020 International Book Fair Calendar

Which international book fairs and festivals will you attend in 2020?

2 Seas Agency has listed the international book fairs and festivals that will take place throughout the world in 2020 in a handy, easy-to-navigate book fair calendar.

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 are much appreciated and will help us improve our popular international book fair calendar!

Update March 2020: Please note that the below overview was established before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many dates no longer apply at the time of writing.

January 2020

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

New Delhi World Book Fair, India
4 – 12 January

Çukurova Book Fair, Adana, Turkey
4 – 12 January

Cairo Book Fair, Egypt
23 – 24 January

Jaipur Literature Festival, India
23 – 27 January

International Kolkata Book Fair, India
29 January – 9 February

Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême, France
30 January – 2 February

February 2020

Taipei International Book Exhibition, Taiwan
4 – 9 February

Lahore International Book Fair, Pakistan
6 – 10 February

Casablanca Book Fair, Morocco
6 – 16 February

Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana, Cuba
6 – 16 February

Vilnius International Book Fair, Lithuania
20 – 23 February

Riga Book Fair, Latvia
28 February – 1 March

Tempo di Libri, Milan, Italy
dates TBC

March 2020

Marleen and Chrys at the 2016 London Book Fair

Brussels Book Fair, Belgium
5 – 8 March

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, UAE
4 – 9 March

London Book Fair, UK
10 – 12 March

Leipzig Book Fair, Germany
12 – 15 March

Paris Book Fair, France
20 – 23 March

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy
30 March – 2 April

Bangkok International Book Fair, Thailand
dates TBC

April 2020

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

Alexandrina International Book Fair, Egypt
13 – 25 April

Quebec International Book Fair, Canada
15 – 19 April

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, UAE
16 – 22 April

Bogota International Book Fair, Colombia
21 April – 5 May

Budapest International Book Festival, Hungary
23 – 26 April

Sant Jordi Festival, Barcelona, Spain
23 April

Eurasian International Book Fair, Astana, Kazakhstan
20 – 26 April

Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Ireland
30 April – 4 May

Buenos Aires Book Fair, Argentina
30 April – 18 May

May 2020

Chrys at the 2016 Lisbon Book Fair

Thessaloniki Book Fair, Greece
7 – 12 May

Prague International Book Fair, Czech Republic
14 – 15 May

Turin International Book Fair, Italy
14 – 18 May

Venezuela International Book Fair, Venezuela
dates TBC

Warsaw International Book Fair, Poland
21 – 24 May

International Arsenal Book Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
20 – 24 May

Hay Festival, Wales
21 – 31 May

Madrid Book Fair, Spain
29 May – 14 June

Lisbon Book Fair, Portugal
dates TBC

BookExpo America & New York Rights Fair, New York, USA
27 – 29 May

Bookfest, Bucharest, Romania
dates TBC

Tbilisi International Book Fair, Georgia
31 May – 3 June

June 2020

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

Istanbul International Literature Festival, Turkey
3 – 6 June

Seoul International Book Fair, Korea
24 – 28 June

July 2020

Hong Kong Book Fair, China
15 – 21 July

International Book Fair of Lima, Peru
17 July – 2 August

Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA
23 – 26 July

Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), Brazil
29 July – 2 August

Santiago Book Fair, Chile
22 July – 6 August

August 2020

Derek at the 2013 Bienal do Livro in Rio de Janeiro

Nepal International Book Fair, Nepal
dates TBC

Beijing International Book Fair, China
26 – 30 August

Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia
dates TBC

Ghana International Book Fair, Accra, Ghana
dates TBC

September 2020

Moscow International Book Fair, Russia
2 – 6 September

South African Book Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
dates TBC

Indonesia International Book Fair, Indonesia
9 – 13 September

Lviv International Book and Literature Festival, Ukraine
dates TBC

Manila International Book Fair, Philippines
16 – 20 September

Bloody Scotland, Stirling, UK
18 – 20 September

Nairobi International Book Fair, Kenya
dates TBC

Amman International Book Fair, Amman, Jordan
dates TBC

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden
24 – 27 September

October 2020

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

LIBER International Book Fair, Barcelona, Spain
7 – 9 October

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany
14 – 18 October

International Belgrade Book Fair, Serbia
dates TBC

Krakow International Book Fair, Poland
22 – 25 October

Geneva Book and Press Fair, Switzerland
28 October  – 1 November

Antwerp Book Fair, Belgium
dates TBC

Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
22 – 25 October

Bienal do Livro, São Paolo, Brazil
30 October – 8 November

Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, Russia
31 October – 4 November

Istanbul Book Fair, Turkey
31 October – 8 November

November 2020

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

Sharjah International Book Fair, UAE
4 – 14 November

Bibliotéka Bratislava, Slovakia
dates TBC

Vienna International Book Fair, Austria
11 – 15 November

Malta Book Festival, Valletta, Malta
dates TBC

Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, China
dates TBC

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

Interliber, Zagreb, Croatia
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 2020

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Marleen in action at the 2016 Guadalajara International Book Fair

Pula Festival of Books and Authors, Croatia
dates TBC

FIL de Guadalajara, Mexico
dates TBC

Moscow Non/Fiction Book Fair, Russia
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

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