13th Thessaloniki Book Fair

12-15 May 2016

HELEXPO, PAVILIONS 13 & 15


GUEST OF HONOUR: RUSSIA

THEMATIC EXHIBITION: REFUGEES, THEN AND NOW 

3rd YOUNG WRITERS' FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION FESTIVAL

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

literary encounters / seminars/ workshops / talks / round tables / professionals’ meetings / literary café / projections / art, music and theatre performances / children’s corner / teens’ corner / teachers’ corner


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 twelve 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.