Vilnius book fair
Location: Vilnius- Exhibition and Convention Centre “Litexpo”, Laisvės pr. 5
Dates: 20-23 February 2020
Every year the Vilnius Book Fair and its cultural programme is devoted to a special topic. The International Vilnius Book Fair is the main annual meeting place of publishers, authors and readers, it is the well-known cultural activity in Lithuania, the biggest and most important book fair in the Baltic countries. The Vilnius Book Fair is exclusively focused on the reader, books and cultural events. At the same time this is the right place to get acquainted with the publishing market of the Baltic region. The biggest book fair in the Baltic countries: each year over 300 publishers, book traders, etc take part in the Vilnius Book Fair, the event is attended by more than 60.000 visitors. The total area of the Fair is over 12.000 sq.m. Another thing that makes the Vilnius Book Fair so famous is the usually long and impressive list of its foreign guests, and the broad cultural programme. The Fair has been visited by such stars of the literary and culture world as Alessandro Baricco, John Irving, Andrei Makine, Jostein Gaardner, Joanne Harris, Melvin Burgess, Sofi Oksanen, Yuri Slezkine, Mike Gayle, Etgar Keret, David Foenkinos, Tahir Shah, Alberto Angela, Colleen McCullough and many others. WHAT IS SPECIAL IN THE VILNIUS BOOK FAIR: Children‘s Literature Hall – all the novelties of children literature presented by Lithuanian and foreign publishers, as well as the space, where children can play freely and where the events dedicated for them take place on the specially installed “stage for children”.
Creative studio invites the youngest visitors of the Fair to take part in the creative workshops, readings, meetings with authors of children’s literature, book illustrators from Lithuania and foreign countries. Creative studio is a part of Children’s Literature Hall. Forum – LRT Studio – the event area, where Lithuanian National TV and Radio broadcasts radio and TV shows, makes live interviews with authors and artists, gives live reports directly from the Fair. Discussion club invites to enjoy serious discussions and intelligent conversations with well-known Lithuanian and foreign representatives of culture, art, business and science. The discussions are held in Forum – LRT Studio area. The Literary Cafe. Poetry read to jazz is a special feature of the long Friday and Saturday nights (when the Fair is open till 9 PM!)
Library open. New, friendly and modern library created by the Lithuanian Librarians Association. One more space devoted to reading and networking. Music hall. Novelties of Lithuanian music publishers and performers with live music.
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