The South African Book Fair will be held this year, for the first time, in Johannesburg at the historic Turbine Hall in Newtown (managed by The Forum Company) from 31 July to 2 August, the three-day fair is a veritable playground for lovers of reading.
Promising to bring the focus back to books and their authors, this year’s fair has planned an exciting literary programme that will feature book launches and signings, author interviews and discussions, poetry readings, literary workshops and forums, exhibitions and displays, and an exciting children’s zone. Friday is a dedicated schools and library day, with a carefully crafted literary programme for learners and educators.
The organisers believe that the world would be a better place if everyone had the chance and the desire to read more, and they’d like to inspire just that, which is why the fair is about discovering books, discovering reading, discovering an author you may love or a genre you can’t get enough of. Discovering your ‘Bookself’.
The South African Book Fair is a platform for connecting, engaging and discussing, for learning about seasoned authors and uncovering new ones. For large publishers and smaller publishers supported by the FP&M SETA. For adults and kids. Where all things books come together in one glorious celebration.
This is the driving force behind the 2015 South African Book Fair, organised by PASA (Publishers Association of South Africa) in association with FP&M SETA.
Most of all, it will be a place where all book lovers can come together and share their mutual passion for books. A place where you can browse and buy books, where ideas are shared, brains are picked, talent is nurtured and obsession is encouraged. Oh, and there’ll be plenty of quiet nooks and crannies where you can enjoy time out with your book. So come and make a day of it.
Visit www.southafricanbookfair.com for more information.