The 19th Thessaloniki International Book Fair (TIBF) that kicks off on Thursday will feature 600 events and 1,330 Greek and foreign writers, organizers said at Thessaloniki International Fair-Helexpo on Wednesday.
Micro-festivals will also be held, devoted to Translation, Young Writers, and Balkan Writers, while the Kids Corner is expected to be visited by 70 schools with 3,000 students.
TIBF, running through Sunday (May 4-7), is held under the auspices of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The United States is this year’s honored country, with the Fair highlighting contemporary professional writers in American literature. A total of 22 American publishers and writers James Wood and Claire Messud will participate.
Literary agents and book professionals are expected from Belgium, Britain, Canada, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mozambique, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye, Ukraine and the US.
The 19th TIBF is organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in collaboration with local government and the Ministry of Culture & Sports. The American Pavilion is organized by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce.
Entrance to the public is free. TIBF hours are: Thursday 15:00 – 21:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00 – 22:00, and Sunday 10:00 – 21:00.
More information is available on https://www.thessalonikibookfair.gr/en/.