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South Africa’s literary and publishing worlds will gather and trade amidst an unparalleled programme of literary functions, events, displays and workshops at the 2012 Cape Town Book Fair.
Promising a literary feast for booklovers to indulge in, the three-day programme features book launches and signings, author interviews, literary workshops and forums, exhibitions and displays by book associations, distributors and stores, electronic book traders, libraries, literary agents and publishers, and much more.
The Cape Town Book Fair was established in 2006 with a joint venture between the Publishers’ Association of South Africa and the Frankfurt Book Fair and has since become a hugely popular book fair for the general public. The Fair has established itself as the best platform for the literary world to gather and trade in the business of publishing and in 2011 organisers announced that the Cape Town Book Fair would become a biennial event, starting in 2012.
The Fair will also be enhanced with a decidedly international flavour as the who’s who in the publishing world gather for the 29th International Publishers’ Association Congress which coincides with the fair. This is set to attract between 600 and 1000 delegates with top professionals and policy makers in the book sector speaking at the congress.
“Something for everyone” is to be expected with programs catering to young and old, covering all genres and interests. With over 50 000 bibliophiles of all persuasions expected to attend the Cape Town Book Fair it promises to be an extravaganza of literary entertainment sure to impress both booklovers and the book world.
The fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15 -17 June 2012 and tickets can be purchased via Computicket.