Are you one of those people who would browse up and down the isles of a library or bookstore to find new authors, genres, or the latest gem of literature to delve into? Does the smell of books turn you on or have you attended a new book launch or listened to an author reading passages from his or her latest book? Well, then I am sure you must have attended a literary festival before.
A literary festival, book or writer’s festival is a gathering of writers and readers usually on a yearly basis in a specific city. Here you will find an array of presentations and readings by authors, book signings, and other events distributed over several days with the key purpose to promote the authors’ books and cultivating the love of literature and writing. You will also have the opportunity to purchase books at these festivals.
The popularity of literary festivals is not solely dependent on the love for reading. It is also the love of all art forms and forms of expression that makes it so enjoyable. At the literary festival is where books, literary arts, and creative processes are celebrated
It is well known that the life of a writer can be very lonely because nobody else can pen the writer’s ideas gathered in his head onto paper. There is no better place for a writer to come out of hibernation to re-charge his or her batteries and share success or hardships with other kindred spirits.
If you have not yet attended a literary festival, then the following reasons would definitely ignite the flame inside of you to attend one.
It is an excellent opportunity to meet your favorite authors and meet new ones.
You can buy a variety of books from various authors and genres
Obtain autographed copies of books
Learn more about literature and ways to improve writing skills
Meet fellow booklovers and make new friends
Listen to book readings
Learn about a variety of topics
A great outing for the whole family.
With the raging Corona Virus pandemic numerous cancellations, postponements, and adjustments have forced more and more book fairs and literary festivals to start work on developing effective digital alternatives to the physical-fair model. With travel restrictions and social distancing, chances are that many literary festival organizers will resort to a plan B and go online. This might not be ideal as it is chipping away at the whole atmosphere of the physical festivals, but it might just be the way to go to save these cultural events until such time as a permanent solution to the Corona Virus is found.
Here is a list of all literary festivals from March 2021 to 2022.
(Due to the global pandemic, please check the event’s official website for postponements, cancellations, and conversion to virtual events)
Tucson Festival of Books (From 6 March to 7 March 2021)
Due to the Covid pandemic, the Tucson Festival of Books will be presenting a free and entirely online festival with live author sessions from all genres for adults as well as children.
Poznań Book Fair (From 12 March to 14 March)
The 20th edition of Poland’s Poznań Book Fair which purpose is to promote reading and literature in Poland and booklovers from any age are attracted by the largest and established publications but also niche, publishing books of lesser-known authors from Poland and abroad.
Virginia Festival of the Book (From 17 March to 21 March 2021)
During March 2021, the Virginia Festival of the Book will take place in over 70 venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, and will host various genres and is free for all ages, reading interests, and reading levels to attend.
New Orleans Book Festival (From 18 March 2021 to 20 March 2021)
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University is an annual event featuring both fictions as well as non-fiction and not only is there convene readings, panel discussions, symposia, and keynote speeches it also provides an opportunity for outlets, authors, and readers to interact with each other
Palm Beach Book Festival (From 19 March to 20 March 2021)
This Festival features New York best-selling authors in a nonprofit event for Southern Florida children and adults will take place as a virtual festival. Tickets and Autographed books can be bought on the Palm Beach Book Festival Website.
Harrogate Book Fair (From 19 March to 20 March 2021)
The annual PBFA Harrogate Book Fair which has been running for over 40 years is a favorite of book collectors and bibliophiles alike and offers a mixture of fiction and non-fiction by specialist dealers from all over the United Kingdom.
Istanbul CNR Book Fair (From 20 March to 28 March 2021)
The 8th CNR Book Fair is an important cultural event in Istanbul and brings readers and writers together with the expectation of more than 600 writers from all genres and writings attending.
Interliber (From 23 March to 28 March 2021)
The Interliber festival that had to be postponed during November 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic will have its 43rd International Book Fair in Zagreb, Croatia, and can be attended by anybody.
Bangkok International Book Fair (24 March 2021)
Thailand’s Bangkok International Book Fair that falls in the million visitor category should be back on track during March 2021 after successfully hosting the event online during 2020. Although there is an array of English-language books that forms part of the show, it’s mostly in Thai, but still worth checking out.
Moscow Non-fiction Book Fair (From 24 March 2021 to 28 March 2021)
The 22nd International Fair for high-quality fiction and non-fiction will take place during March 2021 with 25 participating countries and visitors to the fair ranging from authors, professionals related to book publishing, literary critics, and general readers, who appreciate great writing.
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (From 24 March to 28 March 2021)
The 35th Tennessee Festival is a 5-day literary arts festival that is perfect for readers, writers, theatre lovers, or anyone loving the New Orleans culture and will be held in an online format during March 2021.
Southern Kentucky Book Fest (26 March to 27 March 2021)
The 2021 SOKY Book Fest will be their 22nd and is one of the largest literary events in the state drawing thousands of readers of all ages who welcomes the opportunity to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.
DSM Book Festival (27 March 2021)
The DSM Book Festival in Iowa connects book lovers with writers and the 2021 festival features acclaimed authors, hands-on workshops, children’s activities, and more which will be available online or socially distanced.
Quebec International Book Fair (7 April to 11 April 2021)
This Book Fair, held at the Quebec City Convention Center, Canada, is held annually and is a platform for publishers, authors, illustrators, and cartoonists to offer opportunities for book signings, round table, and poetry readings.
The San Antonio Book Festival (From 9 April to 11 April 2021)
The 9th annual San Antonio Book Festival will run by using an online platform called Accelvents and focus on uniting readers and writers as well as celebrates national and local authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.
Bakewell Book Fair (10 April 2021)
There will be 30 professional book dealers attending the Bakewell Book Fair, offering new, used second-hand, antiquarian, books, maps, and ephemera.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (From 17 April to 18 April 2021)
This is the largest event of it is kind in the United States gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and emerging storytellers to give visitors a wide range of programming, including children’s storytime, fiction, mystery thriller, science and health, graphic novels and more.
· Children’s Bilingual Book Festival (From 17 April to 18 April 2021)
The Children’s Bilingual Book Festival, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the only festival of its kind in the US, and will this Bilingual Book Festival will be hosted online featuring children’s books in Spanish and English and Native languages and English
Vancouver Island Children’s Book Fest (19 to 23 April 2021)
Vancouver Island Book Fest will be hosted online during April 2021 and is a wonderful, fun-filled day for children and adults alike where renowned authors and illustrators come from across Canada to present their work, tell stories about their creations and lives, and inspire youth through literature and art.
Eurasian International Book Fair (From 21 April to 25 April 2021)
The Eurasian International Book Fair held in Kazakhstan is the largest cultural and educational event in the Eurasian space and is aimed to unite readers, professionals of publishing, and related businesses from countries of Europe and Asia on one intelligent platform.
International Book Festival Budapest (From 22 April to 25 April 2021)
The 27th International Book Festival in Budapest will take place during April 2021 where you will find readings, literary evenings, featuring outstanding representatives of world literature and domestic intellectual life, book premieres, art book presentations, round-tables, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, film screenings and more.
Unbound Book Festival (From 22 April to 25 April 2021)
Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, will be totally online in 2021 and celebrates literature of all kinds including bestselling authors across many genres to discuss their work and participate in various stimulating events and environments.
Newburyport Literary Festival (From 23 April to 25 April 2021)
The Newburyport Literary Festival for April 2021 will be completely online and hosted on the Zoom platform and focuses on the promotion of literature and literary culture.
Ohioana Book Festival (24 April 2021)
The 15th annual Ohioana Book Festival will take place on April 24, 2021, in Columbia and will celebrate Ohio writers and their books with book signings, panel discussions, children’s readings, and more during the festival, which depending on the Covid pandemic might again be held as a virtual event.
Annapolis Book Festival (24 April to 25 April 2021)
The Annapolis Book Festival is a premier community event that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word and also features children’s activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.
Sydney Writers’ Festival (From 26 April to 2 May 2021)
The Sydney Writer’s Festival is for readers, writers, and thinkers to share ideas, tell stories, and celebrate literature for a week filled with fun and enlightening events.
Bay Area Book Festival (From 1 May to 9 May 2021)
The Seventh Annual Bay Area Book Festival will be held virtually and features the boldest and most brilliant literary voices in conversations about issues that matter, focusing on justice and diversity.
The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) (From 1 May 2021 to 15 May 2021)
FOLD is Canada’s first festival for under-represented authors and storytellers from around the world and includes panel discussions, workshops, and networking events for aspiring, emerging, and established writers, which will be featured for free online.
Vilnius Book Fair (From 6 May 2021 to 9 May 2021)
The book fair is considered the biggest in the Baltic countries and a popular cultural event in Lithuania offering publishers, authors, and readers an opportunity to exchange and share texts and images.
RVA Booklovers Festival (8 May 2021)
The 3rd Annual RV(irtual)A Booklover’s Festival will be a fun-filled, literary weekend featuring the best of the bookish crowd: authors, crafters, panels, and more where you can discover literary-style with the best of global authors in every genre, bookish vendors, and more from the comfort of your home.
Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (15 May 2021)
Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) is a dedicated event solely for teens from grade 6 to 12 and is there to encourage reading some of the best titles aimed at young adults and also to offer a place where readers can interact with award-winning authors.
Gaithersburg Book Festival (15 May 2021)
The 2021 GBF will be held virtually, with 30+ author presentations, as well as several writing workshops for adults, teens, and children with its mission to foster an interest in reading, writing, and literary conversation.
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (23 May to 29 May 2021)
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is an annual book fair that first took place in 1981 and provides a platform where publishers, booksellers, agents, cultural organizations, and media can meet, exchange ideas, and identify business opportunities.
The International Book Arsenal Festival (26 May to 30 May 2021)
The annual International Book Arsenal Festival hosts more than 150 Ukrainian publishers presenting their publications at the book exhibition-fair while paying special attention to the visual component from exhibition projects on the art of book publishing, illustration, design, art books, and art objects, and installations to the latest design trends in zines and self-published books.
Leipzig Book Fair (27 May to 30 May 2021)
Leipzig Book Fair will be held for readers, authors, and publishers and presents new releases, current themes, and trends as well as exhibits novelties from Central and Eastern Europe in addition to new German-language literature.
Derby Book Festival (From 27 May to 5 June 2021)
The Derby Book Festival brings you over 100 book events with some of our most celebrated authors, including a series of one-off live events, as well as online activities
Livre Paris Book Fair (28 May to 31 May 2021)
Created in 1981 by the French Publishers Association, the Paris Book Fair features thirty-four thousand professionals as well as thousands of visitors and has become a rich and culturally diverse event with an extended, high level and challenging 360° program featuring 1,200 exhibitors.
Printers Row Lit Festival (5 June 2021 to 6 June 2021)
The Printers Row Lit Festival held in Chicago is a two-day festival that is a community-based celebration for book lovers featuring over 100 booksellers and everything from the tattered to the rare to ‘hot off the press,’ newly published works.
Copenhagen Comics (5 June 2021 to 6 June 2021)
The Copenhagen Comics Festival has been around since 2004 and offers a wealth of stands, exhibitions explicitly arranged for the festival, debates, and workshops, and of course the opportunity to greet and get signatures of your favorite artist or author.
Book World Prague (From 10 June to 13 June 2021)
The issues of identity, language, and diversity in the Czech Republic and France will be discussed while there will also be programs for children and young readers, sci-fi and fantasy fans, and professional visitors, as well as lovers of contemporary Czech fiction and non-fiction, will find something to their liking.
Bournville BookFest (From 10 June to 18 June 2021)
The Bournville BookFest was created in 2014 will be going digital in 2021 and is the place where authors, performers, and artists come together for a fun interactive storytelling event at Birmingham’s only dedicated children’s book festival.
Books by The Beach (From 11 June to 13 June 2021)
The “Books by the Beach” brings you the bestselling authors to Scarborough from all diverse genres for everyone to enjoy.
The Bronx Book Festival (From 11 June to 13 June 2021)
The Bronx Book Festival promotes literacy and the love for reading and covers a wide range of topics relevant to the Bronx community through panels, workshops, and more with award-winning and bestselling authors, illustrators, and creators.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair (From 14 June to 17 June 2021)
From 14 to 17 June 2121 the 58th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will be held in Bologna, Italy where over 1,400 exhibitors and 30,000 professional visitors flock to the event each year to experience the world of children’s books, illustration, and multimedia content.
Wild Deadwoods Reads (19 June 2021)
The 4th annual Wild Deadwood Reads is a multi-author, multi-genre Book Fair that is just one of the exciting events happening with Wild Bill’s Days going on right in town, a basket raffle to support a local nonprofit organization, Breakfast with the Authors, a fun evening enjoying libations while listening to authors reading their favorite scenes from their books, and much more.
International Comics Festival (From 24 June to 27 June 2021)
The 48th International Comics Festival in France will feature workshops, master’s classes, meetings, and professional discussions and also include events and various exhibitions attracting thousands of amateurs as well as comic-arts publishers and distributors, producers, authors, agents, and more industry professionals.
London Book Fair (From 29 June to 1 July 2021)
The London Book Fair features a wide range of activities like conferences, Insights Seminar Program, awards, Charity of the Year, and more with features that are carefully curated to showcase informative and inspiring content across all its forms in the publishing industry.
Newark Book Festival (From 8 July to 11 July 2021)
Newark Book Festival is a celebration of authors through an exciting and engaging program of events, including panel talks, crime fiction, contemporary writing, and literary fiction, to a whole host of free family fun.
Payson Book Festival (17 July 2021)
The Payson Book Festival features appearances by authors from Rim Country and around Arizona and it also features book signings and booksellers, projects for the kids, presentations, and much more
Nigeria International Book Fair (From 26 July 2021 to 29 July 2021)
This year the Nigeria Book Fair will be a virtual event that brings together exhibitors, publishers, authors, illustrators, booksellers, readers, and other industry professionals to display and sell books in a chance to connect and meet up.
Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival (From 7 August 2021 to 8 August 2021)
The Martha Vineyard Book Festival features authors in panel discussions speaking about their newly published books while also focusing on an array of timely issues of the day, including cultural turmoil and creativity, imagination, equality, and attracts a diverse group of residents and visitors, drawn by various literary artists, public figures, and subject matter.
Edinburgh International Book Festival (From 14 August to 30 August 2021)
The Edinburgh International Book Festival has hundreds of events for children and young adults featuring the finest writers and illustrators of children’s books and young adult novels from all over the world.
Bakewell Book Fair (14 August 2021)
The Bakewell Book Fair in Derbyshire is the largest book fair in the Peak District of Derbyshire will be the Bakewell Book Fair and it will have around 30 dealers in attendance.
Mississippi Book Festival (21 August 2021)
Launched in August 2015, the Mississippi Book Festival is a nonprofit booklover’s event with hundreds of self-published visiting authors, panel discussions, book signings, booksellers, Capitol tours, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.
Bouchercon New Orleans (From 25 August to 29 August 2021)
The Bouchercon New Orleans Book Fair brings you the world’s premier annual crime fiction event where you can join the mystery community from authors, fans, and publishers to reviewers, booksellers, and editors for five days of panels, parties, and pure mystery fun.
Ghana International Book Fair (From 26 August to 29 August 2021)
The 18th Ghana International Book Fair is a platform where both local and international book industry players come together to trade books and negotiate deals and where the public has access to a variety of excellent books to buy at highly discounted prices.
Sonoma Valley Authors Festival (From 27 to 29 August 2021)
The 4th annual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival brings people together to explore various literary genres, discover the advances being made in science, technology, and medicine, and foster genuine connections with others to stimulate the minds and nurture the souls of readers.
Bienal do Livro Rio (From 3 September to 12 September 2021)
This event held in Rio de Janeiro is the largest literary event in Brazil and offers fun for the whole family with a great opportunity for readers to meet their favorite authors and featuring debates, interviews, cultural activities promoting reading, and much more.
BuchPassion Erfurt (4 September 2021)
The BuchPassion fair is the first independent book signing event in Germany where authors and publishers present a selection of fantasy, detective stories, and romance genres while connecting with their readers in person.
Moscow International Book Fair (From 8 September to 12 September 2021)
Moscow International Children's Book focuses on visual narratives in children's non-fiction and knowledge books and will become an international coworking for publishers and authors including scientists, philosophers, writers, illustrators, designers, game, software, and media specialists who want to describe this world to younger generations.
York Book National Fair (From 10 September to 11 September 2021)
Since 1974, the York Fair offers a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, and prints, with some books from over 500 years old, to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between.
Madrid Book Fair (From 10 September to 26 September 2021)
The Madrid Book Fair that was established in 1933 presents fiction and non-fiction writers, booksellers, publishers, and distributors from different parts of the country while featuring many activities for everyone, authors meet-ups, conferences, workshops, round tables, and book signings.
Borders Book Festival (From 15 September to 19 September 2021)
This free entry festival has more than 100 events for all ages and has grown over the years to be more than just books but also where you can discover health and wellbeing classes and drop-in sessions, film, opera, comedy, workshops, youth theatre, and fine food and drink from the Borders and Scotland in the Orchard.
Appledore Book Festival (16 September to 25 September 2021)
The Appledore Book Festival presents acclaimed authors, newcomer, and local authors, presenters, actors, gardeners, historians, broadcasters, experts, and comedians over five days.
Kansas Book Festival (18 September 2021)
The 10th Annual Kansas Book Festival for children and adults will be presenting memoir writers, novelists, poets, and biography writers and visitors can join authors and readers alike for book sales, book signings, music, food, and much more.
Richmond Walking & Book Festival (18 September to 26 September 2021)
The Richmond Walking & Book Festival is filled with opportunities for visitors to meet celebrated authors and discover new ones while engaging in a full program of evening and weekend book events.
Istanbul Book Fair (From 18 September to 26 September 2021)
The Istanbul Book Fair is the and most significant meeting for the publishing sector within Turkey, hosting leading local publishers, librarians, editors, booksellers, translators, and more from 15 countries where experiences are shared and recent sector developments explored.
Göteborg Book Fair (From 23 September to 26 September 2021)
The Göteborg Book Fair that started as a conference for librarians is the most important event in Scandinavia for people in the book business and is also a manifestation of arts and culture, a four-day long literary festival, a tribute to freedom of expression, and a place for readers and writers to meet and celebrate the power of stories.
Harbor Springs Festival of The Book (From 24 September to 26 September 2021)
Renowned nationally-published authors and illustrators across eight genres are brought to Michigan for this three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and the literary craft.
Bucks Country Book Festival (From 24 September to 26 September 2021)
The Bucks County Book Festival connects readers and authors, celebrates literacy, sparks imagination, and inspires people of all ages by connecting authors and readers.
Stamford Book Fair (25 September 2021)
During the Stamford Book Fair, there will be 20 dealers of books and ephemera exhibiting a selection to delight all book lovers and collectors!
Turku International Book Fair (From 1 to 3 October 2021)
The Turku International Book Fair unites people interested in literature and has all the main publishing houses, leading organizations and representatives in the field, writers, librarians, translators, interpreters, teachers, bloggers, journalists, and industry figures present at the fair.
Dublin Book Fair (From 2 October to 3 October 2021)
The Dublin Book Fair displays products like antiquarian books, children’s books, sportsbooks, publications and journals, magazines, old books, international books, art books, science fiction and fantasy, and much more.
Morristown Festival of Books (8 October to 9 October 2021)
Authors will speak and hold Q&A sessions in five festival venues and following their talks, each author will proceed to the Vail Mansion lawn to sign books under the Book Tent where books will be for sale throughout the day.
International Book Fair in Krakow (14 to 17 October 2021)
The International Book Fair in Krakow features workshops and panels dedicated to the publishing and book industry, meetings with authors at publishers’ stands and in seminar rooms, and publishing offers of Polish and foreign publishers, and more.
Saratoga Book Festival (From 15 October to 17 October 2021)
The Saratoga Book Festival encourages the love of reading and celebrates the power of books to inform, challenge, inspire, and delight by featuring book talks, author readings, panel discussions, family fun, and performances, all designed to encourage and celebrate a love of reading.
Bury St. Edmunds Fair (16 October 2021)
The fair is held on a Saturday when the regions’ largest traditional outdoor market takes over the streets, so there is plenty to do and see if you have any time left after perusing the wide range of books, maps, and ephemera on offer at the fair.
Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair (16 October to 17 October 2021)
The 5th annual Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair is a family-friendly book fair to meet authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, and educational programs, all in one location and is the place where superstars from literature come to life meeting and greeting attendees, storytellers entertain the audience, reading from their books and children’s classics all day.
Frankfurt Book Fair (From 20 to 24 October 2021)
The Buchmesse Frankfurt holds the Frankfurt Book Fair on an annual basis where writers, publishers, agents, as well as movie production houses meet up with partners from the technology and creative industries to exchange ideas, be inspired, try out new technologies and cultivate contacts and are also the platform where fans of renowned authors can meet and enjoy close encounters with their idols.
National Black Book Festival (From 21 October to 23 October 2021)
The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) brings author and publisher exhibits for children and adults and features free workshops and seminars, book club meets and greet, author enhancement sessions, featured author discussions and signings, food, and much more.
West Virginia Book Festival (From 22 to 23 October 2021)
The 2021 West Virginia Book Festival will feature presentations from national, local, and regional authors, as well as writing workshops, family activities, a literary marketplace, and the annual used book sale with all events and programs free and open to the public.
Helsinki Book Fair (From 28 October to 31 October 2021)
The Helsinki Book Fair helps publishers, booksellers, antiquarian bookshops, magazines, comics, museums, and many more industry professionals gather together in a notable cultural event and is the place where the major issues and phenomena of our time are discussed within the context of literature.
Chelsea Rare Book Fair (From 5 November to 6 November 2021)
The 30th edition of the Chelsea Rare Book Fair brings more than 80 exhibitors specializing in rare books, first editions, maps, prints, manuscripts, and ephemera from all over the world together and has something for everybody and spread over various genres
Kentucky Book Festival (5 November 2021 to 6 November 2021)
The Kentucky Book Festival offers authors the chance to network, meet fans, and sign books for the thousands of guests at the event while recognizing the need to build civic engagement as well as literacy.
Rochester Children’s Book Festival (6 November 2021)
The Rochester Children’s Book Festival brings dozens of authors and illustrators together with hundreds of Rochester city school students for free presentations with an opportunity to meet and speak with their favorite authors.
Vienna International Book Fair (10 November to 14 November 2021)
This is the most important event of the Austrian book industry with hundreds of exhibiting publishers it is a place of inspiration and exchange and in addition to thousands of new releases, visitors can expect hundreds of exciting events, stage discussions, panel discussions, readings, and lectures by German-speaking and international authors.
Northern Illustrated, Children’s & Detective Fiction Book Fair (13 November 2021)
The Northern Illustrated, Children’s & Detective Fiction Book Fair held in Yorkshire provides an opportunity for serious collectors as well as general collectors of all three areas and is a great day out for the whole family.
UK Fine Press Book Fair (From 20 to 21 November 2021)
The UK Fine Press Book Fair by The Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) that takes place in Oxford has a worldwide membership of those interested in the fine book as well as contemporary fine printing and have around 100 stands for collectors, printers, artists, illustrators, museums, libraries, and dealers.
Savannah Book Festival (21 November 2021)
The Annual Savannah Book Festival will be going virtual for their 2021 season and celebrates 40 of the biggest nationally recognized and local authors for their contributions to literacy, ideas, and imagination.
BuchPassion Cologne (27 November 2021)
The BuchPassion fair is the first independent book signing event in Germany where authors and publishers present a selection of fantasy, detective stories, and romance genres and connect with their readers in person.
Guadalajara International Book Fair (From 27 November 2021 to 5 December 2021)
The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the largest book fair in the Americas and the most important publishing event in the Spanish-speaking world offering authors, publishers, booksellers, distributors, rights agents, and other book industry professionals the chance to connect with their Latin American readers and advance their businesses.
In 2020, the coronavirus has forced many book fairs to be canceled or for those thinking outside the box to go completely digital. This was the adoption of a new era for literary festivals where new partnerships were made and, new target groups were discovered and developed. But many have doubts about the book fairs' future existence. Will this be the end of the physical meeting since everything is starting to go digital?
The answer is as clear as day. Physical meetings between people will always be the foundation of independent society and are important to drive business and sustaining business relations. Worldwide book fairs are also a strong implement for the international literary economy.
This year is full of unknown elements, but there is no harm in hoping for the best and being optimistic because the world would be a lot poorer without book fairs.