The 15th Thessaloniki International Book Fair (TBF) will take place from 3 to 6 May 2018 at the International Exhibition Centre of Thessaloniki (TIF-Helexpo). It is organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in collaboration with TIF-HELEXPO, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, associations of Greek publishers as well as independent publishers. It is supported by the Hellenic Parliament and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

Fifty Years
May ‘68

The Posters of a revolution


3-6 MAY 2018

Thessaloniki International Book Fair
It is the most important annual event for the book and its professionals organized in our country. It constitutes a cultural institution with international character that changed the landscape of the book industry and became a reference point for all readers and bibliophiles.

Thessaloniki International Book Fair means
Thematic Tributes / Literary Meetings / New Writers’ Festival / Translation Festival / Discussions, Workshops, Talks / Round Tables / Professional Meetings / Literary Café / Screenings / Visual Arts and Theatrical Events / Children’s Corner / Teenagers’ Forum / Educators’ Corner


M ore than 280 publishers both from Greece and abroad will participate in the 15th TBF and will be provided with their own stands. Up to the present, the following countries will be participating in separate stands too: Egypt, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Israel, Canada, China, Korea, Croatia, Morocco, Bangladesh, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Turkey, Belgium, France, Iran, Cyprus, Ukraine. Furthermore, through the International Bureau of French Publishing (BIEF) 44 French publishers have confirmed their participation within the stand of La Francophonie. The international character of the TBF is established by the extensive participation of foreign writers in the present organization. More than 40 authors will participate in the TBF this year. In the course of this four-day celebration, more than 500 events will be organized. Our favourite Children’s Corner providing with 108 events is getting ready to host younger and older readers.

Programme of Events

You can check the programme of events on line here


.Photographs of the 15th Thessaloniki Book Fair can be found here