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International Book Fair in Krakow is an event multifaceted and diverse:


  • publishing offer Polish and foreign publications,
  • workshops and panels dedicated to industry publishing and bookselling,
  • meetings with authors and publishers at the stands in seminar rooms,
  • competitions, exhibitions,
  • formula of the book festival in the whole Krakow (meetings, literary happenings, theater performances, concerts held outside the fairgrounds).


PREVIOUS EDITIONS

22nd International Book Fair in Krakow, 25th-28th October, 2018

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Exhibitors' number: 615

Visitors' number: more than 68 000

 

Motto: „Books are doors that lead out into the street" Arturo Pérez-Reverte​
 

Guest of honour: Sweden

Fair's Guests e.g.: Sylwia ChutnikRobert Biedroń, prof. Jerzy Bralczyk, Katarzyna GrocholaJacek Hugo-BaderMons Kallentoft, Małgorzata i Michał KuźmińscyAnna Lewandowska, Åsa LindHerman LindqvistBeata PawlikowskaKrzysztof Pleśniarowicz, Henryk SawkaThomas SjöbergAndrzej StrejlauMaciej StuhrVincent V. SeverskiJanusz Leon Wiśniewski




21st International Book Fair in Krakow, 26th-29th October, 2017



Exhibitors' number: nearly 700

Visitors' number: more than 70 000


Motto: „I read and am liberated" Fernando Pessoa 

Guest of honour: France

Fair's Guests e.g.: Camilla Läckberg, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Remigiusz Mróz, Nela Mała Reporterka, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt,  Nicholas Sparks, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Jerzy Stuhr




20th International Book Fair in Krakow, 27th-30th October, 2016



Exhibitors' number: nearly 700

Visitors' number: more than 68 000


Motto: „To read you need to be open-minded" Etgar Keret 

Guest of honour: Israel 

Fair's Guests e.g. : Katarzyna Bonda, Guido van Genechten, Wojciech Kuczok, Eshkol Nevo, Peter Seewald, Zeruya Shalev, Filip Springer, Martyna Wojciechowska




19th International Book Fair in Krakow, 22nd25th October, 2015


​Exhibitors' number: 700

Visitors' number: 68 000

Motto: „Reading makes you bold" Nina George 

Guest of honour: Lithuania

Fair's Guests e.g. : C.J. Daugherty, Hanna Krall, Nina George, Remigiusz Mróz, Rasa RimickaiteMariusz Szczygieł, Janusz Leon Wisniewski, Adam Zagajewski





18th International Book Fair in Krakow, 23rd26th October, 2014


Exhibitors' number: 696

Visitors' number: 60 000

Motto: „Thinking always begins with reading" Tadeusz Gadacz 

Guest of honour: Hungary

Fair's Guests e.g. : Leonardo Patrignani, Anna Dymna, Edward Łysiak, Jerzy Illg, Grzegorz Kasdepke, Antoni Kroh, Emilio Pascual Martin 







17th Book Fair in Krakow, 24th27th October, 2013



Exhibitors' number:
 570

Visitors' number: 40 000


Motto: „Who read - do not ask!”

Guest of honour Salon of Regions: Kaszuby and Gdańsk

Fair's Guests e.g.: prof. Jerzy Bralczyk, Ignacy Karpowicz, Åsa Elena Larsson, o. Leon Knabit OSB, Carlo A. Martigli, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Andrzej Pilipiuk, Andrzej Stasiuk





16th Book Fair in Krakow, 25th28th October, 2012




Exhibitors' number:
 562

Visitors' number: 34 000

Motto: „This is why I exist, to read books…" Clare Morrall


Guest of honour Salon of Regions: Podhale 

Fair's Guests e.g.: Władysław Bartoszewski, Sorj Chalandon, Dorothy Cummings, Julia Hartwig, Jacek Hugo-Bader, Roberto Innocenti, Marek Krajewski, Szahrnusz Parsipur 




15th Book Fair in Krakow, 3rd6th November, 2011





Exhibitors' number:
 539

Visitors' number: 35 000

Motto: „This is not the end of the books” Umberto Eco

Fair's Guests e.g: Władysław Bartoszewski, Janusz Głowacki, Mo Hayder, Michel Houellebecq, Marianne Malone, Chris Niedenthal





14th Book Fair in Krakow, 4th–7th October, 2010




Exhibitors' number:
 
453

Visitors' number: 31 500

Motto: An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” Thomas Wharton 

Fair's Guests e.g: Jeffrey Archer, Władysław Bartoszewski, Marlena de Blasi, Delphine de Vigan, Julia Hartwig, Eustachy Rylski, Roberto Salvadori, Serhij Żadan 







13th Book Fair in Krakow 5th8th October, 2009




Exhibitors' number:
 
481

Visitors' number: 24 900


Motto: „Who reads books, he lives a double” Umberto Eco 

Fair's Guests e.g.: Marek Bieńczyk, Julia Hartwig, Etgar Keret, Petra Morrsbach, Jerzy Pilch, Atiq Rahimi, Leila Rasheed, Anda Rottenberg, Olga Tokarczuk





12th Book Fair in Krakow, 23rd26th, October, 2008





Exhibitors' number:
 482

Visitors' number: 23 530

Fair's Guests e.g.: Jurij Andruchowycz, Darren Baker, Joe Bialowitz, Philip Bialowitz, Jacek Dukaj, Paweł Huelle, Michele Lesbre, Jerzy pilch, Dina Rubina 






11th Book Fair in Krakow, 25th28th October, 2007





Exhibitors' number: 
436

Visitors' number: 19 335

Fair's Guests e.g.: 
Philipp Vandenberg, Władysław Bartoszewski, Jonathan Carroll, Julia Hartwig, Sławomir Mrożek, Sven Nordqvist,  Barbara Toruńczyk, Jerzy Strzelczyk, Marek Krajewski, Felicitas Hoppe, Jorge Molist 






10th Book Fair in Krakow, 19th22nd October, 2006





Exhibitors' number:
 409

Visitors' number: 18 787

Fair's Guests e.g.Wiktor Suworow, Sylvie Germain, Maxim Chattam, Marek Krajewski, Adam Wajrak, Ludwik Jerzy Kern, Anna Świderkówna, Sławomi Mrożek






9th Book Fair in Krakow,  27th30th October, 2005





Exhibitors' number: 367

Visitors' number: 18 350

Fair's Guests e.g.: Norman Davies, katarzyna Grochola, Kazuo Ishiguro, Stanisław Lem, Sławomir Mrożek, Andrzej Stasiuk, Władysław Bartoszewski, Stefan Chwin







8th Book Fair in Krakow, 21st24th October, 2004





Exhibitors' number: 331

Visitors; number: 18 300

Fair's Guests e.g.: Ryszard Kapuściński, Wojciech Jagielski, Wiktor Jerofiejew, Wojciech Cerjrowski, Ewa Lipska, Roberto Salvadori, Stanisław Lem, Olga Tokarczuk, Chris Niedenthal 






7th Book Fair in Krakow, 23rd–26th October, 2003


Exhibitors' number: 303

Visitors' number: 24 424

Guest of honour: Russia

Fair's Guests.: Ludwik Jerzy Kern, Stanisław Lem, Ewa Lipska, Andrzej Mleczko, Sławomir Mrożek, Herta Müller, Adam Zagajewski, Olga Tokarczuk, Jean-Pierre Milovanoff 





6th Book Fair in Krakow, 24th–27th October, 2002


Exhibitors' number: 298

Visitor's number: 19 511

Guest of honour: Republic of Hungary

Fair Guests: Wisława Szymborska, Sławomir Mrożek, Tadeusz Różewicz, Dorota Masłowska 






5th Book Fair in Krakow, 25th–28th October, 2001


Exhibitors' number: 255

Visitors' number: 16 800

Guest of honour: France

Fair's Guests: Colette Samson, Jean-Christoph Ruffin, Frederic Beigbeder, Wiesław Myśliwski, Francois Boucq, Andrzej Wajda  




4th Book Fair in Krakow, 26th–29th October, 2000




Exhibitors's number: 248


Visitors' number: 15 900

Guest of honour: Austria

Fair's Guests.: Stanisław Lem, Czesław Miłosz, Andrzej Sapkowski, ks. Jan Twardowski, Jean-Marie Laclavetine 






3rd Book Fair in Krakow, 21st–24th October, 1999





Exhibitors' number: 227

Visitors' number: 11 600

Fair's Guests e.g.: Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Zdzisław Beksiński, Sławomir Mrożek  









2nd Book Fair in Krakow, 22nd–25th, October, 1998





Exhibitors' number: 206

Visitors' number: 8000

Fair's Guests: Czesław Miłosz, Stanisław Lem, Norman Davies, Jonathan Carroll, Andrzej Wajda 

1st edition of Jan Długosz Contest 






1st Book Fair in Krakow, 23rd–25th October, 1997



Exhibitors' number: 140

Visitors' number
: 4700

Fair's Guests e.g.: Stanisław Lem, Wisława Szymborska