Thank you to all South African Book Fair 2017 participants for making it a great success.

8 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2017



The South African Book Fair, owned by the South African Book Development Council was incorporated into the successful annual National Book Week, this year and took place in the first full week of September.

SABF Vision

The Fair is a unique opportunity for the book publishing industry to collectively position itself as a relevant, inclusive and important part of South Africa and Africa’s development. It is an opportunity to interact and engage with all links in the value chain, with government and the public at large.

In turn, South Africans from all walks of life will be able to access the diverse content produced by its world class book industry, listen to, mingle and debate with a wide variety of authors.

About the South African
Book Development Council

The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) is the representative body of the South African book sector and its members include key stakeholders in the book value chain in South Africa. SABDC members are representative of all sectors in the book value chain and our observers are the DAC, the DBE and DTI. Our current areas of work are far reaching and extremely important with regards to book development in South Africa. Read more about us here.


The South African Book Fair was a truly African affair. We are particularly proud of the diversity #OURSTORIES managed to reflect. Everyone was represented and those in attendance got the chance to reach across divides and experience new worlds, through the magic of books and the written word. Once again, we would like to thank South Africa for helping us prove that books still matter.

SABookFair's latest Tweets:

RT @MolelekiTumelo: So moved by this statement from ntate @ZakesMda because #selfpublished work is looked down upon by some in the industry…

RT @Bkaluya: Beautiful surprise today #SABookFair2017: @lolashoneyin & Bibi @CassavaRepublic Loved ur panel on Literary culture &democracy…

RT @BuyieRamasoko: @SABookFair. I enjoyed all my 3sessions on Saturday