November 26, 2010 5:13 pm

Book ahead

Dates and details of national and international events to inspire and entertain readers and writers.

LITERARY FESTIVALS

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival:
May 9-13 2012
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 376 8074, www.writersfestival.co.nz

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts:
May 31-June 10 2012
Hay-on-Wye, Wales
Tel: +44 (0)1497 822 620, www.hayfestival.com

Dublin Writers Festival:
June 4-10 2012
Dublin, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 222 5455, www.dublinwritersfestival.com

London Literature Festival:
July 5-13 2012
Southbank Centre
Tel: +44 (0)207 960 4200

Port Eliot Festival:
July 19-22 2012
St Germans, Cornwall
Tel: +44 (0)1503 232783, info@porteliotlitfest.com

Edinburgh International Book Festival:
August 11-27 2012
Charlotte Square Gardens
Tel: +44 (0)131 718 5666, www.edbookfest.co.uk

Berlin International Literary Festival:
September 5-15 2012
10 115 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2787 8620, www.literaturfestival.com

Washington DC National Book Festival:
September 22 2012
Tel: +1 888 714 4696, www.loc.gov/bookfest

Cheltenham Literary Festival:
October 5-14 2012
Cheltenham Town Hall
Details: Workshops, masterclasses and lectures held over 10 days, ranging from “How to get your book published”, to three-hour creative writing sessions.
Tel: +44 (0)1242 775861, www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature

Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival:
October 16-21 2012
Granville Island, Vancouver
Tel: +1 604 681 6330, www.writersfest.bc.ca

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INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIRS

11th Nigeria International Book Fair:
May 7-12 2012
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 234 (1) 812 4705, www.nibfng.org

Turin International Book Fair:
May 10-14 2012
Lingotto Fiere Via Nizza 280, Turin
www.salonelibro.it/

London International Antiquarian Book Fair:
May 24-26th 2012
The National Hall, Olympia Exhibition Center, Hammersmith Road, London W14
Tel: +44 (0)20 7439 3118, www.olympiabookfair.com

Thessaloniki Book Fair:
May 24-27 2012
Helexpo Exhibition Centre
Tel: +30 210 616 8888, +30 (2)310 291157, +30 (2)310 291111, www.thessalonikibookfair.com

BookExpo America:
June 4-7 2012
Jacob K. Javits Center New York, New York City
Tel: +1 800 840 5614, www.bookexpoamerica.com

Cape Town Book Fair:
June 15-17 2012
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Tel: +27 21 4185 493, www.capetownbookfair.com

Seoul International Book Fair:
June 20-24 2012
COEX Convention & Exhibition centre, South Korea
Tel: +82 2735 2702, www.sibf.or.kr

Tokyo Book Fair:
July 5-8 2012
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Tel: +81 333 498 507, www.bookfair.jp/en

Beijing International Book Fair:
August 29-September 2 2012
China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), Beijing
Tel: +86-10-6586 6995, www.bibf.net/WebSiteEn/home/Default.aspx

International Book Fair - Moscow:
September 5-10 2012
Central House of Artists, Moscow
Tel: +7 499 2505 050, +7 (495) 699-61-53, http://www.mibf.ru/eng/

Nairobi International Book Fair:
September 26-30 2012
Sarit Centre, Nairobi
Tel: +254 (0) 20 374 7408, www.kenyapublishers.org

Gothenburg Book Fair:
September 27-30 2012
Swedish Exhibition Centre, Gothenburg
Details: 2012 will focus on the Nordic languages and culture
Tel: +46 31 708 8400, www.bok-bibliotek.se/en/

Liber International Book Fair:
October 3-5 2012
Hall 1, Gran Via Exhibition Centre
Details: Puerto Rico is guest of honour
Tel: +34 902 22 15 15, www.liber.es

Frankfurt Book Fair:
October 10-14 2012
Messegelände, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
Details: The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest, based on number of publication companies represented. In 2012 the guest of honour will be New Zealand
Tel: +49 (0) 692 1020, www.frankfurt-book-fair.com/en/fbf

Sharjah International Book Fair:
November 7-17 2012
Sharjah Expo Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 657 1116, +97165123337, www.sharjahbookfair.com

Istanbul Book Fair:
November 17-25 2012
TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Centre, Istanbul
Details: Holland is the country of honour.
Tel: +90 212 867 1100, +90 (212) 886 68 43, www.istanbulbookfair.com

Guadalajara Book Fair:
November 24-2 2012
Expo Guadalajara, Ac. Mariano Otero, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Details: Chile is the guest of honour.
Tel: (52-33) 3810-0331 and 3268-0900, www.fil.com.mx/ingles/i_default.asp

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