Vilnius Book Fair
The biggest and the most important book fair in the Baltic countries - International Vilnius Book Fair is the main annual meeting place of publishers, book sellers, writers and reading public, it is a well-known cultural activity in Lithuania, important event for both, book-lovers and the trade. The Vilnius Book Fair is one of the main cultural events in Lithuania mainly devoted to the reader, this gives a chance to the Lithuanian and foreign authors to meet their audience live.
Exhibitors of the Fair are represented by publishers, book sellers, joint stands of foreign countries, scientific institutes, publishing centres of universities, public institutions, cultural centres, press and media, museums and galleries, etc.
The distinctive feature of the Vilnius Book Fair is the abundance of cultural events, especially meetings with the well known Lithuanian and foreign writers. Cultural programme attracts thousand of book-lovers from Lithuania and neighbouring countries. Every year the Vilnius Book Fair highlights one concrete topic.
IT IS REALLY WORTH VISITING !
Creative studio “You Can Create a Book”
A unique event that was born at the Vilnius Book Fair in 2002, and is held solely in it. The author of the studio - graphic artist, book artist Sigutė Chlebinskaitė with her team invites visitors of the fair to take part in the creative workshops, readings, meetings with the creators of Lithuanian children's literature, book illustrators from Lithuania and foreign countries. The aim of the studio is to show the development of the book from the ancient times to nowadays, to teach paper production, book binding modes, illustration techniques.
The Vilnius Book Fair Discussion Club adds more intellectual content to the Fair. Events held in the Discussion club are not associated with any specific publishing house or new publication. The well-known Lithuanian and foreign representatives of culture, art and science take part in the club’s discussions.
During the Vilnius Book Fair, exhibitions of the works of painters, book illustrators, photographers well-known in Lithuania and foreign countries, video and sound installations, most of which are organised in Lithuania for the first time, are held every year.
Traditionally children have their own place in the Vilnius Book Fair, where they can play freely and the events dedicated for them do not "interfere" with more serious interests of the adults and take place on the specially installed "stage for children".
The Long Friday night ends with music and poetry.
Organizers of the Fair
Lithuanian Exhibition Centre LITEXPO,
Lithuanian Publishers Association
International Cultural Programme Centre.
Organizer of cultural programme – The International Cultural Programme Centre / Books from Lithuania.
Cultural programme supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Information on the Fair