14th Thessaloniki International Book Fair

11-14 May 2017 TIF – HELEXPO, PAVILIONS 13 & 15


The Thessaloniki International Book Fair (TIBF), an institution that has brought radical change in the field of books and has become today a meeting point for all book professionals and fans in our country, will be held this year from Thursday 11 until Sunday 14 May 2017 in the Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Center TIF-HELEXPO.

The Thessaloniki Book Fair is co-organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, TIF-HELEXPO and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, with the support of the Greek Publishers and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme of Central Macedonia 2014-2020.


10.000 sq. m.
400 exhibitors
250 events

Over 20 countries
More than 250 Greek and foreign writers

Free entrance

Opening hours: Thursday 15:00 – 21:00, Friday & Sunday: 10:00 – 21:00, Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
THESSALONIKI BOOK FAIR Tel.: 210-6776540 / fax: 210-6725826 / e-mail:
info-tbf@hfc.gr


The Thessaloniki Book Fair was first held in May 2004 setting a new goal: including Greece on the map of international book fairs, creating a new meeting point for cultural and commercial exchanges in the field of international publishing. 

TBF is the only international book fair held in Greece and constitutes a cultural crossroad between Europe, the Balkans, the Mediterranean and Middle East. It is held every May at HELEXPO conference centre in Thessaloniki and is organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, HELEXPO, the Greek Publishers, the City of Thessaloniki, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Each year it attracts more than 400 book professionals from Greece and abroad, while around 200 cultural events are held, with Greek and foreign authors, academics and intellectuals. More than 65.000 people visit the Fair each year.

The TBF after thirteen years of existence has been established as one of the most important cultural institutions in the country receiving international recognition, while it has been a member of the “International Book Fairs’ Club” since 2006 and participates in professional meetings organized by the Frankfurt Book Fair.