04. 18. 2016. 15:31

23rd International Book Festival Budapest, 2016

The International Book Festival Budapest, organized for the 23rd time between 21–24 April, 2016, is one of the most important book events in the region.

Held at the Millenáris, a venue that provides a rich cultural milieu, a modern atmosphere, and an excellent exhibition area, the book festival traditionally hosts renowned world authors.

This year the Guest of Honour is Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder, and the Guest of Honour Country is Slovakia. The 

European First Novel Festival, a joint effort of 28 EU member countries held for the sixteenth time at the Book Festival, introduces talented young European authors.


International Book Festival Budapest hosts about 100 authors from 25 countries, as well as more than 400 Hungarian authors, academics and artists, and offers a wide range of cultural programs, including meetings with authors, book signings, book premiers and presentations, roundtable discussions, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, and films.

The Book Festival is also a professional and business forum, where trade meetings, conferences and lectures are held on key book market issues. The Librarians’ Club, the professional event of librarians is one of the special features of the festival.

The International Book Festival Budapest is a major fair with about 60,000 visitors annually, and about 50,000 titles, including hundreds of new publications.

The event 'Gyerek(b)irodalom' (Children’s Lit Kingdom) is organized especially for children to satisfy the interest and needs of young generations, promoting children’s books and hosting special programs for kids.

You can download the program here.