6 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2019


In 2017, the South African Book Development Council, in association with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Seta, implemented a re-imagined National Book Fair. Seated within National Book Week, the 2017 & 2018 Fair presented a stellar programme brimming with contentious topics facing South Africa. 2019 promises nothing less. For general or exhibitors’ information subscribe to our newsletter to be the first in the know.

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.

Highlighting the role
our publishing industry plays

Among the many South African stories that need to be told at the South African Book Fair 2018 are the stories of our publishing and related industries. South Africa is experiencing a cultural revolution, and the Fair is an opportunity for the publishing sector to entrench itself as a relevant, inclusive and representative part of South African and African development.

SABookFair's latest Tweets:

Celebrate your human right of access to information during this week by visiting your local library as we celebrate #SAlibraryWeek. #HumanRightsDay

@Khitha_M @MolelekiTumelo @FunDzaClub @ActivateZA @Nkgapele6 @NdibuSotondoshe @SABooksellers @Cover2CoverB @sifisomzobe @KayDee_Mashile @PukuBooks LOL

@Ka_sebele @NBW_SA @SAgovnews @NLSA1 Our schools programme offers sessions that educate parents, caregivers, teachers and grandparents on how to use storytelling to ignite a love for books from a young age. Visit the SABF in September to gain access to this programme. All welcome.


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