The International Istanbul Book Fair (IIBF) started 38 years ago and became the largest event in the national book industry. With more than a half million visitors, it is one of the main access to readers in Europe. The fair is organized by TÜYAP Fairs, in association with the Turkish Publishers Association.
Since 2010, the IIBF welcomes guest of honors and International Rights Center at the International Hall which is held in the first four days of the fair. The previous Guest of Honors were Spain (2010), Egypt (2011), Holland (2012), People’s Republic of China (2013), Hungary (2014), Romania (2015), Germany (2016) and Korea (2017). The International Hall has a professional programme with GoH events and professional meetings, matchmakings and sectoral panels which aims to build up an international network. The Illustrator’s Meeting, launched in 2018, aims at matching publishing professionals and illustrators. The seminar programme with the hundreds of events (more than 300 in 2018) and book signings make the book fair one of the foremost cultural activities in the city.
With recent investments in 2010, Tüyap, whose main activity is the organisation of exhibition at international level, added three new halls to the book fair venue, expanding its indoor exhibition space to 120.000 sqm and outdoor exhibition space to 25.000 sqm. With its 14 separate halls, the “Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center” is the largest and the only privately owned exhibition center in Turkey.
The 38th International Istanbul Book Fair will be held between 2nd to 10th of November, 2019, in cooperation with Turkish Publishers Association at TÜYAP Fairs and Congress Center.
Aldus Up builds upon the successful experience of Aldus - the European Book Fairs network - promoting the internationalization of the book sector and new opportunities for book professionals to develop their careers internationally through innovative events, networking and training activities.