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Appeal from Ukranian Book Institute…

On 24 February 2022, at 5 am the armed forces of the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine, launching a full-scale invasion on our country. This is a war of a scale unseen in Europe since 1945, and the whole world is watching it happen. We…

International Publishers Association celebrates 125 years

June 15, 2021 marked the 125th anniversary of the International Publishers Association – IPA! On the mini website prepared specially for the 125th year, IPA has uploaded a short documentary about the IPA and a book on IPA’s history:…

London Book Fair 2021: Key highlights

The Online London Book Fair, an interactive networking event was held from June 21 – July 1, 2021. The highlights of the fair included: Author of the Fair Matt Haig in conversation with journalist and comedian Viv Groskop, discussed his…

Spain to be Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

Spain will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair of 2022 (October 19-23, 2022), a unique opportunity to present the country’s culture and literature to the world. This participation is being organized by Acción Cultural Española…

58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair held successfully

The 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair – BCBF – which, along with its BolognaBookPlus and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair initiatives “transferred” to digital platforms for the second year running (June 14 - 17 2021) – attracted more than…

Guadalajara named World Book Capital for 2022

Guadalajara (Mexico) was named World Book Capital for the year 2022 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city, already a UNESCO Creative City since 2017,…

Bodour Al Qasimi becomes IPA new president

Bodour Al Qasimi of Kalimat Group, UAE is the President-elect of the IPA, with Karine Pansa (Girassol Brasil Edições, Brazil) confirmed as Vice President-elect at first ever virtual IPA General Assembly. The IPA’s 2020 General Assembly also…