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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thessaloniki International Book Fair

Thessaloniki, a European city situated at the crossroads of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, has been home to the international book fair since 2004. Eight years on, the fair is a regular fixture for the book trade and booklovers.
Thessaloniki Book Fair (TBF) is held in spring at Helexpo exhibition centre, enabling visitors to get acquainted with the latest releases of publishers from around the world. Attractions include an exhibition, guests of honour and dedicated areas for children, teenagers and parents and teachers.
At the eighth edition of TBF (5-8 May 2011):

  • visit the publishers’ stand.
  • explore this year’s theme, Education and Books, by visiting the related exhibition and discussions on the topic
  • discover the New Technologies Corner which has news of the latest trends
  • attend a varied programme of events with writers from Greece and abroad
  • enjoy a trip round the Middle East with Scheherazade
Scores of events will be held every day at the fair, making it a four-day festival focussed on books.
  • meetings with Greek and foreign writers – book presentations
  • tributes
  • trade seminars, conferences
  • parallel events in the city
Exhibitors wishing to organize events for the Children’s Corner are invited to fill in and send the participation form to the National Book Centre of Greece (EKEBI), (attn: Eleftheria Zikou) by 1st March 2011.


Dates & opening hours

Thursday  05/05/2011 15:00 - 21:00

Friday 06/05/2011 10:00 - 21:00

Saturday 07/05/2011 10:00 - 22:00

Sunday 08/05/2011 10:00 - 21:00

Opening Ceremony The official opening of the 7th Thessaloniki International Book Fair is at 7:00 pm on Thursday, 5 May 2011.
In the morning of Thursday, 5th May, the fair will be open solely for school pupils, who will be able to visit the Books and Education exhibition.
Admission is free.

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