Göteborg Book Fair – Scandinavia's largest cultural event

The Göteborg Book Fair is a manifestation of literature, 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 approximately 100,000 annual visitors, it is in fact the largest cultural event in Scandinavia.

No other book fair in the world offers such a comprehensive seminar program as the Göteborg Book Fair. Writers, scholars, Nobel Laureates, politicians and thinkers from around the world appear in readings, talks and high profile debates. In addition to the seminars, there are events on the different stages and activities in the exhibition stands.

Read the 2017 Seminar Program

Started in 1985 as a conference for librarians with 5,000 visitors the first time, the fair now gathers about 100,000 teachers, librarians and booklovers every year.

In the International Rights Centre you meet the industry’s largest representation of publishing companies, agents and authors from the Nordic region.

In Focus 2017

Seminar program

Visit the fair

Exhibit