On May 28, 2023, the date of next year’s Warsaw International Book Fair was announced. The Fair will take place at the Palace of Culture and Science and at Plac Defilad from May 23-26, 2024, and Italy will be the Guest of Honour of the Fair.
‘We are very pleased with excellent turnout of exhibitors and visitors during this years’ event. The audience appreciated our diverse literary and commercial programme, the rich publishing offer, and the new spatial arrangement: pavilions were set up not only in front of the Main Entrance to the Palace, but also in front of Kinoteka Multiplex; and the stands inside the Palace got a new, improved layout. The turnout was even greater thanks to the free admission policy, with all attractions available free of charge. We are delighted to see growing numbers of teenagers and young adults enjoy the Fair. We plan to cater to this segment of the audience during future editions as well. We have received very positive feedback from publishers and other participants. We are excited about the success of our formula, which is made from several key ingredients: an event for international exhibitors and industry actors; an impressive and extensive festival section supported by a number of patrons and partners; the unique venue; free admission policy. This winning combination sets us apart from other local and national events. The next edition of the Warsaw International Book Fair is scheduled for May 23-26, 2024. The Guest of Honour will be Italy, says Jacek Oryl, the Director of the Warsaw International Book Fair.
The Warsaw International Book Fair was organized on May 25-28 at the Palace of Culture and Science and outside, in front of the Main Entrance and Kinoteka Multiplex (for the first time). The biggest literary event of the year was attended by nearly 500 exhibitors and bestselling authors from Poland and fourteen other countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, China and Taiwan, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain and Ukraine, the Guest of Honour. For four days almost 1000 authors, translators, illustrators and publishing industry and culture managers met with the audience. Three stages and seven halls hosted nearly 270 meetings, on top of more than 500 events organized in publishers’ pavilions. Altogether, close to 800 events were held during the Fair. It is estimated that the Warsaw International Book Fair attracted more than 100k visitors this year. The Warsaw International Book Fair is organized by the History and Culture Foundation.