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Thessaloniki Book Fair 2021


Thessaloniki Book Fair has a history of 17 years. It started in 2004 organized by the National Book Center of Greece, from which in 2014, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture took over. From the first day of its creation, it remained a cultural institution of great importance and originality, constituting the only annual meeting point of all the important agents in the book industry: publishers, authors, translators, literary agents, booksellers, librarians, academics and institutions for books and literature from Greece, the Balkans, Western Europe, the Southeastern Mediterranean and from all over the world.

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Guest of honour: German-speaking literature

The Guest of Honour programme will be accessible physically and digitally. Numerous German-speaking authors will appear at the fair together with Greek colleagues in the centre of Thessaloniki. Dialogue, networking, and exchange will run like a golden thread through our "Let's Talk!"  programme. Enjoy high-class literary and B2B events. Interact with our guest speakers and authors. The programme will be rounded out with digital presentations by German and Greek experts on the topics of “New Business Models” and “Best Book Design”, providing relevant insights for participating publishers, booksellers, authors, and literary agents from all over the world.

Participating exhibitors


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New Books in German
New Books in German promotes German-language literature for translation into English. We feature...
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I’d Rather Be a Poem–Modern German Poetry
Some people see poetry as somehow inferior to ‘larger-scale’ literary formats like the novel or the short...
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DIY - Do it Yourself. Books against Boredom
Games, cooking, crafts, gardening – the global lockdown has let loose a wave of creativity, driving publishers...
Books on Covid19
The German book market has long been struggling to find an answer to the question of what the pandemic is...
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The Best German Book Design 2020
These outstanding examples of design, concept and finishing are selected for the award by an independent jury.
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German Book Prize 2020
The German Book Prize, established in 2005, is awarded annually to honour the best German-language novel of...
Children's Books on Tour Autumn 2021
Since 2006, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has been inviting German publishers to exhibit a selection of their...

German Stories Guest of Honour in Thessaloniki