Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2019. The fair which will be held from 8 -17th February 2019 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.

The event will stand in par with international standards and promote Philanthropic activities that benefit the young minds that deserve to read. We also plan to launch special market schemes to attract book buyers, also institutional buyers and Govt. departments would be roped in. A host of other events like book releases and book discussions with active participation from budding writers of tomorrow would be hallmark of the fair. The parallel event, International Festival of Books & Authors from 8-17 February 2019 at the Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, will be a venue for thought provoking deliberations focusing on contemporary social issues and the changing trends in the literary world today.


  • Government educational institutions and rural libraries buying from the Fair in bulk.
  • Assured book purchase by cooperative institutions and banks.
  • Book coupon scheme to enable over a lakh students to own a book of their liking
  • Fully air conditioned pavilion to accommodate more than 250 exhibitor units, at Kochi Marine Drive – one of the much sought after venues for Trade Fair in Kerala.
  • Segment wise zoning for different category of books viz. STM, General, Children, Vernacular, English etc.
  • Associated Literary/Knowledge Festival with participation of over 100 writers & think tanks from across the globe
  • Associated Food & Art festivals that would attract huge gatherings
  • Fully integrated digital infrastructure to offer seamless participation experience to literary enthusiasts across the globe
  • A 1000 seat program hall to facilitate book launches, author meets, book readings and musical & cultural evenings
  • Exhibitors coming from distant places can avail volunteer and logistics services offered by the Organisers
  • Extensive campaign to attract different segments of readers including students, youth, academia & professional community