• 2018 February 22–25
  • Opening hours
  • Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO.
  • 12 000kv. m.
  • 62 840
  • 303


In 2018 Lithuania celebrates the 100th anniversary of the restoration as an independent state. This date is of special importance to Lithuania and its people – it marks the anniversary of the long road walked by the Lithuanian nation towards a free and independent State.


What is special in Vilnius Book Fair:

The biggest book fair in the Baltic countries.
Over 67.000 visitors, 370 exhibitors from 9 countries. The Fair will take place in 5 exhibition halls and occupy the area of 18.500 sq.m.


Outstanding cultural programme and meetings with well-known Lithuanian and foreign authors / more than 500 cultural events take place in the four days of the Fair.

New names, new books and novelties of publishing market.

Children‘s Literature Hall. All the novelties of children literature presented by Lithuanian and foreign publishers, as well as the space, where children can play freely and where the events dedicated for them take place on the specially installed “stage for children”.

Creative studio invites the youngest 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 Literature Hall and is initiated and organized by the famous Lithuanian artist Sigutė Chlebinskaitė.

Forum – LRT Studio is 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. The discussions are held in Forum – LRT Studio area.

Music hall. Novelties of Lithuanian music publishers and performers with live music.  Music hall is a new project to begin in Vilnius Book Fair 2015! The organizer – association AGATA.

Art Exhibitions. Great variety of exhibitions of the works of painters, book illustrators, photographers are held every year.

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. New, friendly and modern library created by the Lithuanian Librarians Association. One more space that fits for reading and networking, especially among young people.

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.



This we welcome 53 foreign guests coming from 21 country of the world:

Walter Kostner  – Italy

Evie Wyld – United Kingdom

Nora Ikstena  – Latvia

Zuska Kepplová – Slovakia

Jonáš Hájek – Czech Republic

Rosie Goldsmith – United Kingdom

Andrei Kurkov – Ukraine

Antanas Šileika – Canada

Tomas Venclova  – USA

Selja Ahava – Finland

Ilmar Taska – Estonia

Ignacio del Valle – Spain

Antonio Manuel Carrasco  – Spain

Iván Vélez  – Spain

Jean-Paul Mongin  – France

Felix Ackermann –  Germany

Jerzy Illg – Poland

Joanna Gromek Illg – Poland

Urszula Chwalba – Poland

Anna Gomóła – Poland

Ali Abdollahi – Iran

Lena Andersson – Sweden

Luboš Švec – Czech Republic

Dmitrij Ozerskij, Nikolaj Rubanov, Michail Kolovskij – Russia

Hilal al-Hajri – Oman Sultonate

Zeruya Shalev – Israel

Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej – Poland

Guy Verhofstadt – Belgium

Alexander von Schönburg – Germany

Krzysztof Zanussi – Poland

Sara Mannheimer – Sweden

Yves Plasseraud – France

Miroslav Danys – Germany

Iris Hunscheid – Germany

Alan Staton  – United Kingdom

Jane Streeter  – United Kingdom

Dylan Calder  – United Kingdom

Emil Pasierski  – Poland

Emily Hughes – United Kingdom

Eva Hudzieczková – Czech Republic

Jacques Desse – France

Jutta Bauer – Germany

Katarzyna Janusik – Poland

Marta Kiewel – Poland

Naděžda Sheshuková – Czech Republic

Oliver Spatz – Germany

Barbara Bernsmeier – Germany

Irmtraut Zaspel – Germany

Patrik Antczak  – Czech Republic

Tatia Nadareishvilli – Georgia

Thibaut Brunessaux – France

Elena Selena – France/Lithuania

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