I really love anything and everything to do with books. I can’t pass a bookshop, a book stall at a market or fete, or even the library without having a browse! I love to check out other people’s bookshelves, small and large, and I really enjoy wandering through a book fair. Unfortunately, with little kids, I don’t often have the opportunity to visit book fairs (at least not alone, or with the time and funds they really deserve!).
Putting aside my current inability to attend them (I’ll just keep dreaming…), each year there are lots of wonderful and spectacular book fairs around the world, and luckily for us, Kotobee Blog has compiled a list of some of the biggest and best international book fairs throughout 2019. These fairs bring publishers, authors and readers together to celebrate all things literary. Below is an infographic of the book fairs sorted by month, but if you pop over to Kotobee and have a look at the original article, you can look at the list by month or by continent, it’s pretty neat! There is also some information about each fair, and links to find out more. Some of these are trade fairs, while others welcome all visitors interested in the fascinating world of books.
If you’ve attended one of these events or are intending to, I would love to hear about it! The closest one to me is Melbourne’s Rare Book Fair, which I think would smell utterly delicious, ahhh… I will make it there someday, and many of the others will be added to my bucket list!