Great readings for great readers at "Latvian Book Fair 2018"!

Three days – from 23–25 February – "Latvian Book Fair 2018" at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre will offer an opportunity to meet writers, enjoy author readings and book opening events, learn publisher news, join creativity workshops, swap old books or buy new ones at wallet-friendly prices.

"Latvian Book Fair" is the most significant publishing industry event that brings together publishers, authors, industry associations, booksellers, wholesalers, potential publishers, librarians and readers in Riga. Latvian and foreign publishing houses offer a vast selection of new books.

All the major Latvian publishers like Zvaigzne ABC, Jānis Roze, Jumava, Pētergailis, Latvijas grāmata, Latvijas mediji, Kontinents, Madris, RaKa, Avots, Upe, Mansards, Dienas grāmata, Liels un mazs and other will be attending "Latvian Book Fair 2018".

Having Russia as the official guest country of “Latvian Book Fair” last year proved that population has a great interest in the classic and contemporary Russian literature, so, this year too, there will be several Russian publishing houses – Mir Sofii, Samokat Publishing House, SOVLIT and other.

Participants in their stands will offer not only books for different tastes but also will hold diversity of events and activities: new book presentations, discussions with authors, contests and quizzes.

Read the stories of Latvia!
Awaiting Latvia’s Centenary, "Latvian Book Fair 2018" invites you to enjoy an extensive and versatile culture programme – 101 events in three days in Kipsala. Visitors will have an opportunity to attend book opening events taking place on the Big Stage, meet authors and listen author readings. A cosy Writers’ Lounge will be open to visitors willing to talk to their favourite authors and get their autographs. Seminars of industry relevance and masterclasses, in turn, will be held in the conference rooms.

Fun Reading Room for youngest readers
"Latvian Book Fair 2018" will also offer a comprehensive programme of events for the most audacious and trusted readers – children. Meetings with the authors and heroes of children’s books, developing games, exploratory experiments, exciting contests, witty quizzes and other creative activities will await young readers in the Fun Reading Room.

Swap books!

Approximately 3,000 books – such is the contribution of the Repository Exchange Fund of Riga Central Library to the “Book Exchange Point”. Visitors are invited to bring books that they have reread multiple times and do not need anymore, in order to exchange them for ones not yet read. The “Book Exchange Point” will have picture and fairy-tale books for children, reference literature, art books and other reading stuff for great readers.

"Latvian Book Fair" is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with the Latvian Book Publishers Association.

The International Education Fair “Skola 2018” occurring simultaneously will offer comprehensive information on study opportunities in Latvia and abroad. More: www.bt1.lv/skola

Read more about "Latvian Book Fair": www.bt1.lv/lbf/
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Opening hours:
23-24 February 10.00-18.00
25 February 10.00-17.00

Ticket price: EUR 1
Senior citizens and people with disabilities, presenting corresponding certificate, entry is free of charge
Children under 7 years of age – free of charge
A ticket to “Skola 2018” entitles the holder to attend Latvian Book Fair 2018” free of charge!

Parking ticket – EUR 3