The international Vilnius Book Fair will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Held on February 21-24, 2019, with the slogan “20 years after” the Fair will invite the exhibitors, guests and visitors to celebrate and evaluate the changes that happened in the life of literature, and to discuss what will come next.
Since its start in the year of 2000, the International Vilnius Book Fair is the biggest and most important book fair in the Baltic states. It gives a possibility to evaluate the whole publishing market of Lithuania and the neighbouring countries. At the same time it has become the well-known cultural event in Lithuania and the main annual meeting place of publishers, authors and readers that attracts more than 60.000 visitors. The Fair is visited by the stars of the literary and culture from all over the world.
Vilnius Book Fair is always dynamic, active and forward-looking. It’s like an adventure story full of life, inspiring those in their twenties and those who were twenty years old 20 years ago.
The anniversary Vilnius Book Fair will meet its visitors with a very broad cultural program, open new spaces, invite to meet with Lithuanian and foreign authors, offer new events and present a number of birthday surprises.
We invite you to celebrate with us the biggest book and reading festival. Save the date – February 21-24, 2019. Let the adventure continue!
What is special in the Vilnius Book fair?
Children‘s Book Hall – all the novelties of children literature presented by Lithuanian and foreign publishers, as well as the space, where children can play freely and meet their famous book characters on the stage.
Creative studio invites visitors of the Fair to take part in the creative workshops, readings, meetings with authors of children's literature, book illustrators from Lithuania and foreign countries. Creative studio is a part of Children’s Book Hall and is initiated and organized by the famous Lithuanian artist Sigutė Chlebinskaitė.
LRT Hall + studio – the area, where Lithuanian National TV and Radio broadcasts radio and TV shows, makes live interviews with authors, gives live reports directly from the Fair.
Discussion club invites to enjoy serious discussions and intelligent conversations with well-known Lithuanian and foreign representatives of culture, art, business and science.
Music hall. Novelties of Lithuanian music publishers and performers with live music shows. Music hall is a new project to begin in Vilnius Book Fair 2015! Organizer – association AGATA.
Library open. Friendly and modern library created by the Lithuanian Librarians Association. One more space devoted to reading and networking.
The Bouquiniste Passage. A different area for those visitors who adore reading and collecting second-hand books or listen to the vinyl plates.
The Book Cinema Hall.The screenings of the latest movies made after well-known novels, and documentary films about writers, poets and artists.
Registration for journalists to Vilnius Book Fair 2019
Media representatives are welcome to register for the international Vilnius Book Fair 2019, February 21-24, which is going to take place at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO (Laisves ave. 5, Vilnius).
EVERY journalist or blogger needs a press ticket to enter the fairgrounds and the Press centre. After signing up and filling out a questionnairehttp://bit.ly/VKM2019ZurnalistuRegistracija and after the approval you will receive a single entry by e-mail, which you have to have along with your employee ID card or a document confirming your identity when you arrive at the Fair.
You will be able to receive the press ticket (accreditation) that provides the opportunity to work for all four days at the Vilnius Book Fair Press centre (Hall 3, 2nd floor).
For those registered on February 11,before12 a.m., the accreditation will be approved before 5 p.m. on 11 February.
For those registered on February 11,after12 a.m., the accreditation will be approved by email on 20 February.
The accreditation system will run until February 19, 4 p.m.
Media representatives who fail to register in time will be able to enter the fair by purchasing tickets.
Media representatives will be welcome at the Press centre of the Vilnius Book Fair, LITEXPO, Hall 3, 2nd floor.
See you all at the coming Vilnius Book Fair!
For more information:
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO
Head of Marketing and Public Relations
Mobile: +370 617 05134
VILNIUS BOOK FAIR 2019
This year we welcome 54 foreign guests from 21 country:
Felix Ackermann(publishing house Lapas) – Germany
Rūta Baublytė-Kaufmann(publishing house Homo liber) – Switzerland / Lithuania
Indra Brūverė-Darulienė(Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore) – Latvia
Tadeusz Buinicki(Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore) – Poland
Carmina Daban Sunyer(Druskininkai Poetic Fall) – Spain (Catalonia)
Natalija Demskaja(Lithuanian Museum Association) - Russia
François-Henri Désérable(Lithuanian Writers' Union Publishing House) – France
Stasys Eidrigevičius(publishing house Apostrofa. Creative Studio "You can create a book") - Poland / Lithuania
Jānis Elsbergs(Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore) – Latvia
Lina Ever(publishing house Tyto alba) - Germany / Lithuania
Jolita Herlyn(publishing house Alma littera) - Germany / Lithuania
Alvis Hermanis(Association of Lithuanian Culture Press) – Latvia
Elina Hirvonen(publishing house Baltos lankos) – Finland
Nora Ikstena(publishing house Tyto alba) – Latvia
Roy Jacobsen(Lithuanian Writers' Union Publishing House) – Norway
Jānis Jonevs(publishing house Kitos knygos) – Latvia
Jurga Jurkevičienė and Paulius Jurkevičius(publishing house Tyto alba) - Italy /Lithuania
Tiina Katel(Lithuanian Culture Institute) – Estonia
Herman Koch(publishing house Baltos lankos) – Netherlands
Visvaldis Lācis(publishing house Briedis) – Latvia
Aleksandr Livergant(Lithuanian Culture Institute) – Russia
Bernardo López López-Ríos(Embassy of Spain in Lithuania) – Spain
Czesław Malewski(Lithuanian Institute of History) – Poland
Ida Mlakar(publishing house Nieko rimto) – Slovenia
Mercedes Monmany(Embassy of Spain in Lithuania) – Spain
Marco Pozza(publishing house Katalikų pasaulio leidiniai) – Italy
Rein Raud (publishing house Apostrofa) – Estonia
Vaiva Rykštaitė(publishing house Tyto alba) - USA /Lithuania
Kristina Sabaliauskaitė(publishing house Baltos lankos) – UK / Lithuania
Maria Sevilla(Druskininkai Poetic Fall) – Spain (Catalonia)
Jaime Siles(Embassy of Spain in Lithuania) – Spain
Marquard Smith(Vilnius Academy of Arts publishing house) – UK
Antanas Šileika(publishing house Baltos lankos) – Canada / Lithuania
Modris Tenisons(Association of Lithuanian Museums) – Latvia
Hans Ulrich-Treichel(publishing house Sofoklis) – Germany
Paola Vassalli(publishing house Apostrofa / Creative Studio "You can create a book) – Italy
Tomas Venclova(R.Paknys publishing house) - USA / Lithuania
Laima Vincė(publishing house Alma littera) - USA / Lithuania
Jolanta Ona Vitkutė(IBBY Lithuania) - Mexico /Lithuania
Goran Vojnović(publishing house Kitos knygos) – Slovenia
Zane Zusta(publishing house Debesų ganyklos) - Latvia
Gilda Williams(Vilnius Academy of Arts publishing house) – UK
Guests of creative studio "You can create a book" :
Marion Bataille– France
Zuzana Bramborová- Czech Republic
Oleksiy Chekal- Ukraine
Catrine Christell– Sweden
Monika Hanulak– Poland
Katsumi Komagata / Michiko Komagata– Japan
Mikas Malkovas– France
Jakub Plachý- Czech Republic
rSara Ruder– Sweden
Elena Selena– France
Klára Zahrádková- Czech Republic
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