Book Shop

Our online book store is an innovative solution to the challenges of hosting a 2021 event. Online visitors will be able to connect with publishers from around the world, enabling global business deals to take place more conveniently and safely than ever. Members of the public can also log on during the fair or year-round to browse our huge selection of titles, and explore exciting new literature from the comfort of their own homes. Not only this, but we are hosting an exciting array of events: debates, sessions and performances to ensure you can be part of an iconic literary festival, wherever you are. In addition to the unmissable book store, we will still host exhibitors at Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC, where local visitors can drop in and buy books. Don’t forget that wherever you are in the world, though, we have a unique line-up of discussions and events, hosted by a truly international roster of talent. So tune in and check it out from the comfort of your sofa. We would like to draw the attention of our valued visitors to the fact that the bookstore displays titles that are not all available at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a leading regional and international platform, bringing under its umbrella every year the major players of the publishing industry across the Middle East and North Africa. The Fair provides promising opportunities for those operating in the sector to enter into new partnerships, learn about the latest trends and developments of this growing market, and discuss its main priorities. It also represents the most prominent and most attractive forum for avid readers and those passionate about buying books. The crow-puller event attracts every year more than 150 thousand visitors who come to the Fair hoping to get the special deals offered by more than a thousand exhibitors from around the world. The exhibitors compete to provide carefully selected options in the international event which seeks to encourage the culture of reading and creativity in its various manifestations, with a special focus on books.

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ADIBF's History

Abu Dhabi Book Fair was first organized in 1981. The first edition of the Fair was held under the name "Islamic Book Fair" under the patronage of the late the founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace.

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22–28 May 2023

Daily 9:00am - 10:00pm

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

Visitors

Are you a book lover searching for your latest read? Always on the look-out for the latest gadget? Or do you have kids who need new textbooks for school?

Bibliophiles, tech enthusiasts and families will unite at the 30th edition of ADIBF, at Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC.

Exhibitors

ADIBF is home to exhibitors from all corners of the publishing industry. Whether you are an author, illustrator, tech company or publishing house, the Fair is your opportunity to showcase your products and connect with industry leaders in the MENA region.

Schools and Groups

The Fair is a unique educational and cultural event that celebrates all things literary. Bring groups of children and let them experience the joy of rifling through bookshelves. Or arrange a trip with your work and treat your staff to a cultural outing.

Guest of Honour for ADIBF 2022

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair selects one of the influential countries in the fields of culture, arts, literature and the publishing industry to be a guest of honor with a unique pavilion. The selected guest of honor is a country that allows the acquisition of knowledge, cooperation and exchanging experiences in the publishing industry. It will therefore set an outstanding program featuring cultural events and activities that provide visitors with more knowledge about aspects of its cultural identity.

For the second year in a row, the Federal Republic of Germany will take part as the guest of honor at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. In the 2022 edition, Germany will once again help enhance civilizational, cultural, knowledge and artistic communication with visitors to the Fair. It will invest the unique platform in stepping up cooperation relations between German publishing houses and other international, regional and local counterparts participating in ADIBF.

The German participation this year is of special importance, as investing in the global recovery phase following the pandemic provides more opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities and special events, as well as access to the most important books displayed by the participating German publishing houses whether in German, in both Arabic and English or others. The guest of honor program will feature several inspiring cultural and professional events, thus opening more horizons for the participants in the activities, in addition to a selection of German cinema shows selected in the cinema, all subtitled in English.

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