About fair

The 44th edition of the International Book Fair INTERLIBER is behind us.300 exhibitors from Croatia and 15 countries participated in the fair in 4 pavilions, and it was visited by more than 100,000 people, lovers of reading, writing, literature and knowledge of all generations from all parts of Croatia and the neighbouring countries.

"For 44 years already, Interliber has been the central place for the promotion of books, writers, reading, science and knowledge, bringing together the most important publishers and booksellers. It has surpassed the boundaries of Zagreb Fair long ago and today it enjoys the status of a national platform for encouraging and promotion of reading and knowledge", said Mrs. Renata Suša, Zagreb Fair Director, at the inauguration of Interliber.

Interliber was inaugurated by Mrs. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, PhD, Minister of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the Envoy to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Andrej Plenković and the guests were also greeted by Mr. Tomislav Tomašević, Mayor of Zagreb.

The fair was full of new titles from domestic and foreign publishers. Dozens of Croatian writers presented their books, from renowned and well-known ones to those completely new and on the rise, as well as scientists, businesspeople, musicians, actors, athletes, and politicians who appeared at the fair in completely different roles than we know them. We also wish to highlight the guest appearances of the English writer and illustrator James Norbury, writers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Ukrainian author Haska Šijan, and about 20 guests from Serbia through the programmes Ukraine in Focus and Serbia in Focus.

In addition to the presentation of books and authors, and the already established Premium programme of the Association of Publishers and Booksellers, interesting debates and forums, panel discussions, workshops, reading rooms, quiz shows, prize-givings and a diverse music programme were also organized at Interliber. Owing to the humanitarian campaign Knjigodar the book fund of the Dragutin Tadijanović Elementary School from Petrinja was replenished.

Interliber was visited by Mr. Zoran Milanović, President of the Republic of Croatia and Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia with associates Mrs. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, PhD, Minister of Culture and Media, Prof. Radovan Fuchs, PhD, Minister of Science and Education and Mr. Davor Božinović, PhD, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.

Interliber is a literary event that has confirmed its cult status, the largest book fair in Croatia and a unique platform for the promotion of reading culture and books as a source of knowledge.