2019 February 21 - 24 Opening hours Look


Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre "Litexpo", Laisves pr. 5, Vilnius. Exhibition halls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

VILNIUS BOOK FAIR. "20 years after"

Next year 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.

Forum –LRT Studio – the event area, where Lithuanian National TV and Radio broadcasts radio and TV shows, makes live interviews with authors and artists, 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.

The Literary Cafe. Poetry read to jazz is a special feature of the long Friday and Saturday nights (when the Fair is open till 9PM!)

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.

Opening hours:

February 21 (Thursday) 10:00–19:00 FELLOWS’ DAY

February 22 (Friday) 10:00–21:00 EVEN LONGER FRIDAY*

February 23 (Saturday) 10:00–21:00 UNUSUAL RENDEZVOUS

February 24 (Sunday) 10:00–17:00 FAMILY SUNDAY

*a special event on the occasion of 20th anniversary will be held on Friday from 21.00 till 23.00.. at the Music Hall





18.500 sq.m.

Total area of the fair



370 from 10 countries



Accredited journalists

53 from 21 countries

Foreign guests
Under the patronage
President of the Republic of Lithuania H.E. Dalia Grybauskaite
The cultural programme supported
Lithuanian Ministry of Culture
Vilnius City Municipality
Information partner