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​Tbilisi International Book Fair

28 May, 2018

The Tbilisi International Book Fair is organized by the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association since 1997. It is the one of the most significant and broad-scale cultural events in the country, where almost all active publishers present their newest editions of Georgian literature as well as translations from all around the world. Approximately 20 events of diverse content are usually planned within the frame of the fair every day involving participation of writers, translators and literary critics.  The fair hosts of over 60,000 book lovers year over year.

In 2018 the Tbilisi Book Fair will celebrate its 20th anniversary with unique and exceptional plans for such a significant date. From 31 May to 3 June the book lovers will traditionally visit the book fair, but the number of the writers, publishers, translators, literary critics and specially invited Honourary guests is expected to be drastically increased compared to the previous years. For the second year the fair has a new tradition of selecting the focus country. In 2018 focus country will be Germany regarding the Guest of Honour status of Georgia at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

For the first time in its history the Tbilisi International Book fair will host the Frankfurter Buchmesse, which will be presented with an own stand at the fair.  The managing team together with the German writers and publishers will visit Georgia and promote German language literature among Georgian readers.

Georgia and Germany celebrated 200 years of Friendship in 2017. The cooperation between the Tbilisi International Book Fair and the Frankfurter Buchmesse is a step forward to continuation and development of this friendship and this can be considered as a starting point for the future cultural collaboration of the two book fairs.

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