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Belgrade Book Fair

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The International Belgrade Book Fair is one of the oldest and most important literary events in the region. Its basic objective is enabling publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians, book distributors, multimedia companies and other participants to establish contacts, exchange experiences, do business deals and establish other forms of business and cultural cooperation. All publishers from Serbia and the most prominent ones from the region feature at the Fair their annual publishing production.

Quick facts: Belgrade Book Fair, Status, Genre, Frequency,...
Belgrade Book Fair
Exhibition Hall in Belgrade Fairground
FrequencyAnnually, in mid-October
VenueBelgrade Fair grounds
Inaugurated1957; 66 years ago (1957)
Attendance184,532 (2019)

In addition to the publishing program, an extensive side event one is organized at the Fair, as well: conferences, round table conferences, meetings with authors, public discussion panels and workshops. For the visitors, the Book Fair is an opportunity to find at one place and buy at special prices the books they are interested in, as well as to meet their favorite authors and discover the new ones, attending one of many programs.

The Book Fair is the most visited cultural event in Serbia. In 2019, there were 184,532 visitors at the Fair.[1][2] Based upon the organizer's data, in 2019, the Fair was followed by 1,300 accredited journalists.[1]

According to a research conducted by the Strategic Marketing among Belgrade citizens in 2010, the Book Fair was proclaimed the greatest brand of Belgrade.

On the occasion of the Anniversary – sixty years since its founding, Belgrade Book Fair is the winner of the award of the Cultural and Educational Community of Belgrade The Golden Link 2015 for the permanent contribution to Belgrade culture.

The Belgrade Book Fair was set up by the City of Belgrade, it is managed by the Book Fair Council and the Executive Organizer is the company Belgrade Fair. The Fair is traditionally held in October, in Belgrade Fair Halls 1, 1A, 2 and 4, at the space of about 30,000 square meters and it lasts for eight days.

In 2021. Belgrade Book Fair will take place on September 11th to 19th.