South African Book Fair 2018


The 2018 South African Book Fair is a three-day programme of events which presents a diverse set of topics and activities for visitors from all walks of life.

From pre-schoolers to the most avid book lovers, the Book Fair will be overflowing with things to do and see. Included in the event is a vault of books that will entertain, inform and educate visitors of all ages. The South African Library for the Blind will showcase tactile books, promoting a positive reading experience for the blind and visually impaired.

The 2018 Fair brings a host of newcomers and well-known local writers will engage in inspiring discussions and fiery debates everything from current issues, politics and publishing to philosophy, African superheroes and food! Children will be entertained by Storytellers and a delightful production of The Little Prince will run daily!

Visitors will also be able to visit a pop-up poetry platform, be inspired by current Authors and even have their taste buds tickled by SA’s celebrity Chef, David Higgs.

Things to do and see

  • Book Industry Exhibition
  • Children’s Theatre
  • Panel Sessions
  • Industry Book Talks
  • Poetry Café
  • Authors Corner
  • Young Adults – Graphic Novels Lecture
  • Self-Publishing Lecture
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • The Magic Tent Family Zone


Dates : Friday, 7 September to Sunday, 9 September 2018

Times : 09h00 to 17h00 daily

Venue : Various venues, Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : Each session charged for separately at R40 per session

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