A celebration for book-lovers
The Göteborg Book Fair is not your average trade fair. To be sure, it is the most important event for many people in the book business, but it is so much more than this. It is also:
A manifestation of arts and culture. A whirlwind of ideas and opinions. A tribute to freedom of expression. A place for readers and writers to meet and celebrate the power of stories. And, with 100,000 annual visitors, it is in fact the largest cultural event in Scandinavia.
The four days of the Book Fair are filled with literary events, poetry readings and discussions and debates on almost every conceivable topic. Writers, scholars, Nobel Laureates, politicians and thinkers from around the world appear in readings, talks and high profile debates.
With more than 11,000 square metres of exhibition area, and over 800 participating companies and organisations, it goes without saying that the Book Fair's exhibition covers practically anything to do with books. Not to mention education, politics, science and global development.
A certain country or linguistic area, a region or topical cultural issue – every year, a specific theme permeates the entire fair. In 2016, we will focus on Freedom of expression.