The International Eurasia book festival in Istanbul

As the whole world knows; Istanbul is a transcontinental city that was created naturally, The Bosporus is considered the boundary between Europe and Asia, and Istanbul straddles both sides of it.

.  Istanbul is not only the merge point of east meeting west and the leading city for investment in Turkey, it’s also a global center of culture.

The Eurasian International Book Fair is one of the biggest cultural events within the Eurasian area targets to unite professionals of publishing and related business from countries of Europe and Asia on one intelligent platform. the fair will host more than 200 publishing houses.

The International Eurasia Book festival will be between 23 of February and the third of March Planned to be held at Yenikapı Eurasia Show and Art Center in Istanbul, the festival's theme is "Bir Uzun Hikaye" which mean in Turkish “A Long Story”. The organization offers various events over 9 days. Numerous activities, including poetry sessions, discussions and autograph sessions, will be held in the festival area. it will be hosted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the Press and Publishers Association.

In addition, the organization will provide shuttle buses between Yenikapı Metro Station and the festival area all over the day. The festival has a full program that consists of events and poetry recitations which hosts more than 100 writers. Also it will hold special events for children on Wednesdays.

There are applications from 575 foreign publishers from 103 countries including Indonesia, Japan, China and Brazil. 200 of them will be at the festival. In addition, there are approximately 100 publishers from Turkey. They all can conduct dual meetings to make copyright contracts. The festival officials noted that 50 translators will serve in the languages of English, Arabic, French and Russian throughout the festival to help with any language barriers between the participants.


The main goals of the Book festival are:

- promotion of strengthening of international cultural and qualified business relations.

- effective exchange of information on the reader’s demand and identification of prospective tasks in book publishing and distribution.

- presenting to the potential readers and buyers the most effective assortment ranges of contemporary books from leading publishers, the most recent technologies in book printing.

- strengthening and expansion of informational, creative and business cooperation of publishers, authors, libraries, book traders and printing companies.

Last Updated: 2/26/2019 2:52:30 PM